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Copyright for Staff: Introduction

This guide provides College staff with information how to on comply with copyright requirements when developing their teaching and learning materials, whether it is in print or online.

About this Guide

This guide provides College staff with information how to on comply with copyright requirements when developing their teaching and learning materials, whether it is in print or online.

  • It is not intended as legal advice, nor is it intended to provide advice on the creation of commercial materials. 
  • Its focus is on correct licencing use and use of attributions when using third-party content in an educational environment. 

Additional information can be found in the College policy OM014P Managing Copyright Obligations.

If you need further assistance, please contact the Library.

Image Source: geralt. (2015, July 14). [Copyright symbol icon]. from Pixabay

Complying with Attribution Requirements

Complying with copyright attribution can be easy -

just follow three steps.     

STEP 1.   Decide which licence or authorisation is needed

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

Combine your licence information with your item information.

Use the  APA referencing style for your item information.

See our attribution examples for the correct format.

STEP 3.   Attach the attribution

You need to provide the attribution at the point where you use the copyright information, for print and online resources