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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.
Material must be:
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.
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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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016