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Copyright & licensing

The University is both a producer and consumer of copyright materials. Bond University's Copyright Compliance Policy accords with Australian law.

The Copyright Act gives creators of original works the exclusive right to reproduce, publish, communicate, arrange and adapt their material; and to control the way it is used by other people.

Copyright compliance training

The Library has launched the Copyright Compliance Training Course tailored for Bond educators and researchers on the HR Learning & Development site in iLearn.

The Course covers the use of copyright works for educational purposes including Fair Dealing exceptions, the University's Statutory Licences, Resource Lists and iLearn, Creative Commons licences and using AV material in multi-modal classes.

All educators are encouraged to take this informative and instructional course which contains interactive quizzes and a final test.

To access the course, go to iLearn > Communities > Bond HR Learning & Development > Copyright Compliance

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Copyright Library Guides

Two guides are available to assist Bond University students and staff to maximise the creation and use of materials while meeting their copyright obligations. Advice on other types of licensing and re-use of content is available to staff and students.

This library guide will assist staff when planning to use copyright materials in classes or in iLearn. It covers the use of print and multimedia resources, how to avoid infringements, and special aspects of copyright in relation to research.


Students are able to reproduce copyright material without permission provided that the dealing is for research or study and that the copying is 'fair'.  This library guide covers the responsibilities of students, understanding plagiarism and highlights some useful resources for higher degree research students as well as listing sources of copyright-free images and media.

Read the Guide

The Library has prepared a guide on writing and submitting your thesis. It includes information specifically on managing copyright material in your thesis.

Read the guide


Copyright & licensing questions

You may have questions not covered in the guides listed above, or you may need more clarification on topics such as:

  • Creative commons
  • Copyleft practices
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Public Domain

Questions can be submitted through the Ask A Librarian service, or to your Faculty Librarian. More complex questions will be directed to the Manager, Scholarly Publishing & Copyright for follow up.