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What is Copyright?

"Fundamentally, copyright is a law that gives you ownership over the things you create. Be it a painting, a photograph, a poem or a novel, if you created it, you own it and it’s the copyright law itself that assures that ownership."  Read more here about your rights if you are the owner of copyright. 

Copyright expires 70 years after its first publication or 70 years after the death of a creator.

If you are the creator you automatically are covered by copyright law and others need to acknowledge your ownership.

Copyright infringement :

is the use of works protected by Copyright Law without permission.


Staff Educational Guide

Teacher's professional standards

1.1.2 Demonstrate high standards of professional practice.

7. 1.1.3 Protect ...professional practice of teaching meets the highest possible standards. In achieving ..... ensuring that they do not breach copyright law or licensing arrangements.

Students Copyright guide:

Educational Institutions are so Lucky : schools are able to do so much more than others because of the licencing agreements between Governments and Schools - Schools pay millions of dollars each 

Yes Australian Schools do pay for online content