Copyright for teaching at VU: Images

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Key points

Copyright law gives the copyright owner of photos, pictures or illustrations, and paintings the rights to control:

  • reproduction,
  • publication,
  • communication,
  • performance, and
  • adaptation of their work.

Under the Copyright Act there are a number of circumstances in which reproduction of a limited or reasonable amount of work is permitted for educational purposes without seeking permission or payment. 

At VU we have a licence which allows VU staff members to copy and communicate such material for certain educational purposes. However this does not mean that anything and everything can be copied or put online for educational purposes.

When reproducing images on VU Collaborate you are covered by the Statutory Licence called s.113P, and this allows you to copy images for your classroom or teaching purposes with proper attribution.

Refer to the Images for teaching at VU guide for further information.