The basics

Copyright may seem confusing, but it doesn't need to be. This section gives you a basic overview of what copyright is, and how to abide by it.

Understanding copyright

  • What is copyright?
  • Who owns it, and how long does it last?
  • What rights do copyright owners and creators have?

Getting permission to use something

Get help requesting permission from a copyright owner to use content in your study, research or teaching.

Citing works

You need to cite or attribute the works you use. See examples of how to cite, and what information to include in your citations.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a licensing system that allows creators to specify what the public can do with their work.

Using music at Deakin

Music can be used for educational, business, event and online purposes under Deakin's Tertiary Music Licence.

Additional resources

University policies and procedures, and Australian Copyright Council publications.