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Key words: student use of copyright material, exceptions, limitations, fair use, fair dealing Overview: This week, you will learn the answers to the questions: Who owns copyright? What rights does a copyright owner have? What rights do others have to use copyright material? When we say that a person owns “copyright” in a work, we mean that a person has the right to do (or authorise other people to do) certain specific things with that work. These specific rights are known as “exclusive rights” and they are set forth in the Copyright Act 1968. Another person may not undertake any of these activities without the permission of the copyright owner, unless their use falls within certain exceptions or statutory licences set out in the Copyright Act. The broadest and most commonly used of these exceptions is fair dealing for research or study, which allows students and researchers to use copyright material in ways which are fair. Readings and Resources * Chapters 5 Users’ Rights, Introducing Copyright A plain language guide to copyright in the 21st Century by Julien Hofman Selected links to Smartcopying Website * Copyright Exceptions * Students and Copyright * Moral Rights * Fair Dealing: * Performances, Displays and Communication in the classroom: * Parody and Satire * Using Wikis and Blogs For more information: * Educational Use and the Internet – Does Australian Copyright Law Work in the Web Environment? * 'Part 3 - Using Copyright Material' of the Blog, Podcast, Vodcast and Wiki Copyright Guide for Australia

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