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Basic Information about Copyright


An Introduction to Copyright in Australia

Posted on 12/5/2019
In this information sheet, we give general introductory information about copyright in Australia.

Creators of Copyright

Protecting Your Copyright

Posted on 11/15/2019
In this information sheet, we discuss how people can protect the copyright material they create.

Ownership of Copyright

Posted on 1/29/2020
This information sheet is for people who want to know who owns copyright in an item of copyright material.

Infringement: What Can I Do?

Posted on 2/13/2017
This information sheet is for people who are concerned their copyright has been infringed and people who have been told that they have infringed someone else's copyright.

Users of Copyright

Permission: How To Get It

Posted on 7/1/2019
This information sheet provides some suggestions on how to locate copyright owners for people who want permission to use copyright material.

Video Livestreams & Copyright

Posted on 11/25/2019
This information sheet gives a brief overview of the relevant copyright issues for livestreaming videos on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Permission: Do I Need It?

Posted on 10/21/2019
This information sheet outlines issues relating to permissions and clearances for copyright material.

Fair Dealing: What Can I Use Without Permission

Posted on 1/30/2020
This information sheet outlines the fair dealing exceptions in the Copyright Act and how they apply.