Do I need permission to use copyright material
This will depend on a number of factors such as the type of
material you are using and the purpose for which you will be using the
Unless a special
exception or defence applies, generally people need permission to use
all or more than a substantial part of copyright material in a way that
is exclusively controlled by the copyright owner.
there are a number of situations in which people can use copyright
material without permission. The provisions in the Copyright Act which
cover these situations (referred to as “defences” or “exceptions”) are
mostly very specific, so click on the Find an Answer section (above) to have a look at our information sheets entitled An Introduction to Copyright in Australia, Permission: Do I Need It, Permission: How to Get It and Ownership of Copyright as a starting point.