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These resources are developed for Curtin staff and students to assist in understanding their obligations and entitlements regarding copyright. They provide general information only and should not be used for legal advice.
Interactive Copyright Resource Guide provides information on how to reuse different types of copyright material.
Showing films and movies at Curtin provides advice how members of the Curtin community can navigate the copyright requirements around screening a film or movie at Curtin outside a normal classroom setting.
Many online websites offer a range of services to support students in their studies, including on-demand tutors, the sharing of course notes, re-selling of textbooks, and assignment writing services. However, if students upload substantial copies of Curtin copyright materials to these sites this is considered an infringement of Curtin’s copyright and a breach of Curtin policy and procedure.
The Copyright Permission Request For Own Published Work template can be used by a HDR student when requesting permission from a publisher to include their own work in their thesis in espace. It should only be used when the RightsLink service is not available.
The General Copyright Permission Request Template can be used by a HDR student when directly requesting permission from a publisher or copyright holder to include third party material in their thesis in espace. It should only be used when the RightsLink service is not available.
The Thesis Copyright Log template can help HDR students keep records on material they have reused in their thesis, if they have obtained permission for reuse and any other relevant copyright conditions.
Students at Curtin will almost always retain and own the intellectual property and copyright for any work they complete as a part of their studies. To reuse these works, Curtin staff will need to seek permission from the student and can use the templates below.
For the following situations we suggest you do not use any of the templates; instead speak with Curtin Legal Services to draft an alternative permission document:
If the student(s) wants to modify the terms of the permission and release.
Where the student work contains Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property.
If you plan to sub-licence the student work.
Licence to use Student Work for educational purposes only
For Curtin staff who plan to use students works for educational purposes (e.g. to use to demonstrate exemplars of assessment submissions).