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Copyright @ CDU: eReadings

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



Copyright Summary for Teaching

Not only can educational institutions make hard copies of material for their students, they can also upload the material to a secured shared drive or learning management system or email the material to students directly.

In most cases, the amount that can be copied and communicated is limited to a “reasonable portion” (eg., 10% or 1 chapter) if the work is available for purchase. A specific notice must be included with digital copies and communications.

Adding eReadings

For information on adding material to eReadings, go to the Library's eReadings page.

To add material to eReadings, please fill in the eReadings form.

Copyright and eReadings

How much can be scanned or copied from a print copy?

CDU's copyright licence entitles the University to make digital copies of copyright print-based material for the educational purposes of the CDU. The licence entitles CDU to copy and communicate one chapter or up to 10% of a book, or one article from an issue of a print journal.

The licence limit applies to the whole University--one chapter or up to 10% of a book, or one article from a particular issue of a journal for the whole University

DO NOT: Scan copies of readings yourself. Copies must not be stored on any server, nor sent to students as an email attachment.

The library will contact you if there is difficulty sourcing a copy of a requested resource. If the Library asks you for a document, it must be from a print original. Electronic originals (from databases and websites) are not permitted because they are likely to be a breach of licence. Please include a complete and accutate citation.

Using online/electronic CDU resources as eReadings

Full text resources from databases subscribed to by CDU are generally covered by contract provisions rather than copyright legislation. You must not download or scan from these databases for eReadings. If you are unsure if the Library has online access to an article or resource, please check with the Library.

The Library is able to create stable links to specific articles using Ezproxy Link Generator given that the University pays regular subscriptions to access electronic resources. Course coordinators can copy these stable links from an eReading list to be added as a URL in Learnline. It's important to check/update these links each time the topic runs to ensure the eReadings continue to open correctly.

DO NOT: Download copies of electronic resources and upload them to your Learnline unit, or store copies of resources on any other server for students to access, or send to students as an email attachment.

Providing copies of documents freely available on the Web

Documents published on websites which are freely available without subscription (eg. government reports, forms, white papers etc) are protected by copyright. Such documents should not be re-published on the University's systems (including Learnline) without permission from the owners/publishers.

DO: Provide a link to the document at its original website. Check from time to time that the web address is still correct. Please ensure the URL is linking to legitimate material on the web.

DO NOT: Download these documents from the web and upload them within your Learnline site or any other University web server without permission from the publishers.

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