There are a range of permitted ways to use copyright content for teaching. These include linking to works such as resources provided by UTS Library (eg. subscription works and databases, Open Educational Resources) or linking to material available on useful websites.
Whilst many Government departments are increasingly releasing their works and documents under open access provisions, there are specific limitations around reproducing Australian Federal, State and Territory Government legal documents. These include works such as Hansard recordings, court and tribunal judgements, Legislation, Acts, Ordinances, official rules and regulations.
To use Australian Federal, State and Territory Government legal documents for teaching purposes, see Attribute – Copy – Distribute below:
- Properly attribute the author, personnel, body and/or department that created the work, and the source of the work.
- Note that many Government websites now permit reasonably generous copying and communication terms and conditions, so check the relevant department website or the copyright terms and conditions of each individual work; or,
- Copy all or part of the Government legal documents only in hardcopy form; and/or
- Refer students to the government website link containing the document; or
- Seeking Permission directly from the copyright owner to use a requested amount of the work for your particular purpose.
- Only communicate (share online, email or fax) the amounts permitted by the individual Government website terms and conditions.
- Make your teaching material available on a UTS approved secure system (password protected, such as UTS Online or Reading Lists) provided this contains the compliant amounts of copyright material.
- Not reproduce or distribute the material to any other person for a purpose outside of teaching an educational course at UTS, unless you have permission to do so.