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Complying with Copyright Requirements


Complying with copyright attribution requirements in an electronic environment can seem complex and difficult.   There are a lot of different rules and restrictions, and it can be hard to know where to start.

This guide will help you find your way through the copyright attribution maze, and show you how easy it can be to meet your copyright obligations.  


Complying with copyright attribution can be easy - just follow three steps.


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 STEP 1.   Decide which licence or authorisation you should use.  There are really only five main options.  Use our flow chart to help you decide.  Be sure to comply with any relevant licence restrictions.  



STEP 2.   Create your attribution, by combining your licence information with your item  information.  We use the APA style for our item information. Follow our attribution examples to get the layout right.



STEP 3.   Attach the attribution to the copyright information.   It doesn't really make any difference whether you are using copyright information in eCampus directly, or through another online medium like Powerpoint.  You need to provide the attribution at the point where you use the copyright information.



That's all there is to creating a basic attribution.  
Read on to find out 
more information about licences and attribution.  

 If you can't find the answer to your copyright question in this guide, please ask in the Library,
come along to a Library PD class at LDU, or contact us at

We are always happy to help.


About this Guide

This guide is intended to provide staff at South Metropolitan TAFE with advice on how to comply with copyright requirements in the creation of their teaching and learning materials.

This guide is not intended as a general guide to copyright.  See the More Information About Copyright box, for links to excellent copyright sites. This guide is not intended as legal advice, nor is it intended  to provide advice on the creation of commercial materials.   It's focus is on correct licensing and attribution when using third-party content in an educational environment.  



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Kirsten Nekrews
South Metropolitan TAFE
Carlisle Campus
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