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Copyright @ William Angliss: Introduction

What is Copyright?

As a student at WAI, you  will encounter a range of copyright materials whilst engaged in your studies, with your learning resources likely to include:

  • Readings                                                                                                                             

  • Images                                                                                                                              
  • Recipes
  • Audiovisual materials                                                                                                      

All of these contain material which is protected by copyright, and the copyright owner (who is generally the creator / author / photographer etc) controls a suite of rights to their work which are defined in the Copyright Act 1968 and which can be bought, sold or licensed.

These rights are legally enforceable, and staff and students at WAI are all required to comply with Australian Copyright law.

Copyright Act 1968

Good Practices Using Copyright

Duration: 12.08 minutes.

The purpose of this YouTube video is to provide basic copyright awareness for students and teaching staff. 

Good Practice Using Copyright © 2014 Victorian TAFE Association Inc from

Copyright websites


Students are subject to different copyright standards when publishing works than they are when submitting work solely for assessment and academic credit.

If, as a student, you plan to publish a work, some of the things that you will need to consider are:

  • The terms of any agreements you enter into with WAI, research funding bodies, publishers, etc; and
  • The rights which any co-authors may hold.

Also, a warning for students: make sure you carefully read the terms and conditions of any agreements you may be asked to sign. You may be asked to license or assign your rights. Think carefully about this and obtain advice if you need to.

Contact your Copyright Officer