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To ensure the University is compliant with its obligations under copyright law and that its copyright is protected.

Responsible Officer: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Implementation Officer: Director, Learning Resources

First approved by:
Vice-Chancellor on 30 May 2013

Amended on 12 August 2015
(Legislation document link change to Unisol website)

Copyright Policy

This policy was approved by the Vice-Chancellor on 30 May 2013

To ensure the University is compliant with its obligations under copyright law and that its copyright is protected.
The Copyright Procedure documents how to comply with this policy.


This policy applies to all staff, students and associates of the University.

1The University as both an owner of copyright and a user of material protected by copyright shall use its best endeavours to ensure that its rights as an owner of copyright are appropriately protected and managed and that the rights of others are not infringed.
2The University forbids the use of its computing and communications facilities for any purpose that would breach copyright.
3The use of University equipment to download, copy, compress, store, transfer or redistribute copyright music and film from commercial music and film storage devices in any format (CD, DVD, mp3, mp4, etc.) without the permission of the copyright owner or ability to rely on the licence agreements as outlined at the Copyright at Deakin website, is forbidden.
4A breach of the University's legislative and regulatory obligations pertaining to copyright by a staff member or student will be reported centrally according to the Risk and Compliance Procedure. Such breaches will be investigated and might lead to internal disciplinary proceedings.
5The University may with the approval of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) enter into agreements with respect to the University’s copyright assets.
6The University shall have in place documented procedures that give effect to this policy.

Statute 09.1 — Intellectual Property
Regulation 09.1(1) — Intellectual Property
Audio-Visual Copying and Communication Guidelines 2001
Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)
Copyright Procedure
Deakin University Act 2009 (Vic)
Deakin University Copyright Guidelines and Requirements
Information and Communications Technology Security Policy
Information and Communications Technology Use Policy
Intellectual Property (Staff) Policy
Intellectual Property (Students) Policy
Intellectual Property Procedure
Ownership of Intellectual Property in Universities—Policy and Good Practice Guide, Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (AVCC), 2002
Print and Graphic Copying and Communication Guidelines 2001, Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee (AVCC), 2001

Printed copies of this document may not be current. Please refer to The Guide for the most recent version.
Deakin University 2015