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Copyright @ CDU: Photocopying and Scannning

A general guide to assist CDU staff and students to observe Australian copyright law

 

Photocopying & Scanning

Copyright Summary for Teaching

In most cases you can only copy a reasonable portion of a work. A reasonable portion is: 

  • 10% or one chapter of a book
  • One article from any one issue of a journal - 2 or more articles from any one issue of a journal if the articles are relevant to the same unit of study
  • For a digital or electronic item that is not divided into chapters, then 10% of the number of words can be copied

Copyright for Teaching Purposes

Charles Darwin University holds a statutory licence allowing CDU staff to copy and communicate "reasonable portions" of certain published texts for educational purposes without obtaining permission. The following conditions apply:

Books and dramatic works which are 10 or more pages in length

  • Where the work is in hard copy form you can copy or communicate 10% of the number of pages or 1 chapter (whichever is the greater) from the published edition.
  • Where the work is in electronic form (and is not subject to individual licence arrangements) you can copy or communicate 10% of the number of words or one chapter (whichever is the greater) from the published edition.

Periodical publications (journal articles, newspaper articles etc.)

  • One article from a periodical issue can be copied or communicated.
  • Two or more articles may be copied or communicated if they relate to the same specific subject matter.
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