Copyright law gives the copyright owner of photos, pictures or illustrations, and paintings the rights to control:
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.
Under the Moral Rights law we are obliged to acknowledge the author or creator of a work. You are not required to use a particular style unless the owner specifies a particular way in which case you should follow their request.
For artistic works the following information should be included (where possible):
Give as much information as possible and you may indicate where information is unknown. For example 'Photographer unknown' or 'date unknown'.
The acknowledgement should be clear and placed as close as possible to the actual work but if this is not appropriate then add to a bibliography or a special credits section.
In this section you will find information about using images for teaching at VU.
For copyright purposes "images" are "artistic works" which can include works such as:
1. On VU Collaborate
2. For PowerPoint (and other) Presentations
3. Images from online sources
4. From textbooks
You can also use images that are owned by Victoria University, or where you have permission from the copyright holder. In both cases give attributions, including permission statements where necessary. Keep clear records of your image uses.
Although Google Images makes it easy to find and copy/download images from the Internet, this material is very often protected by copyright and cannot be used unless the use is covered by s.113P, or you have permission from the copyright holder. Always view the image on its source page and check carefully for copyright &/or Terms & Conditions statements on the site before using. Always attribute. It is strongly recommended to use images released under an appropriate Creative Commons licence where possible. Use the Tools in Google Images to find images labeled for reuse.