Internet Resources 

 All resources on the internet are subject to copyright whether they are accompanied by a copyright notice or not. Therefore permission is required to make copies of webpages to provide to students. However, many websites do permit copying for hardcopy or electronic study resources. Look under Terms and Conditions or Copyright for how you can use material from websites. Often you can reproduce material (text) in hardcopy or digital form for private, in-house, educational and non-commercial use as long as the works are attributed. This

 Copyright Act Amendments 2008

 Amendments to the Copyright Act in 2008 enable staff to link to and upload material from the internet to their online courses.

 Copying and Storing Works from the Internet

 Sections 44A and 48 of the Copyright Act permit copying and storing of resources from the internet in password protected online environments for educational purposes.

 You can:

  • Copy material from the internet and store in a course website (text and images)
  • Save it only for the time the material is relevant for the course of instruction; i.e. material must be deleted within a reasonable time after the material is no longer required (if a resource is to be used in subsequent offerings of the same paper it can be stored for this purpose)

 Material must be:

  • Stored only in the University learning management system
  • Displayed in a separate frame or identifier
  • Attributed fully, including the date the work is stored / posted online. A work is not attributed by opening in a new window which has an identifier

 See linking to a webpage for an example of an attribution for websites linked to in Stream.

Using Images from the Web

Copyright exists for all images on the Web. This may include photographs, painting and other artworks, cartoons, diagrams, tables, charts, graphs.

  • All images are whole works
  • You may download and/or make one copy of an image for research or private study
  • You may inser an image in Stream provided you follow the guidelines listed above

Safe Options

Use images which are copyright-free, or those thatoffer limited-use conditions, such as with Creative Commons licences.

Check out How to Find Images in the Massey Library to find image sources.

This does not relate to Massey Library databases which have separate licences / terms and conditions.

 A more in depth explanation on educational use of internet material can be seen on Victoria University’s website.

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