To provide a framework through which Monash University staff, students and other authorised users will comply with copyright law in the applicable jurisdiction and will comply with any other binding obligations governing use of copyright material.
Monash University respects copyright and the rights of copyright holders under copyright law.
Monash University values innovation in teaching and research and supports the lawful use of copyright material for these purposes.
Copyright compliance is the responsibility of each individual staff member, student or other authorised user. Staff and students may access detailed advice and guidelines about copyright on the University Copyright website.
All staff, students and other authorised users must take reasonable steps to ensure that their activities comply with copyright law and any other binding obligations governing use of copyright material and must take all reasonable efforts to uphold the University's own intellectual property rights including copyright.
Staff, students and other authorised users must not knowingly expose the University to the risk of copyright infringement.
Intentional misuse of copyright works (whether third party or University-owned) by staff, including acts which authorise others to infringe copyright, will contravene the University's conditions of employment and the University may commence disciplinary proceedings.
Students must not knowingly infringe copyright of third parties or the University, or authorise others to infringe copyright; such acts will contravene Part 7 of the Monash University (Council) Regulations, and the University may commence disciplinary proceedings.
Where the risk of copyright infringement is unclear or disputed, students, staff and other authorised users must seek advice in accordance with the Copyright Compliance Procedures (Australia only).
The University will maintain appropriate compliance structures to support its commitment to respect copyright laws.
|Copyright Compliance Procedures for Australian Campuses|
Copyright Compliance: Take-down Procedures for Copyright Infringements (Australia only)
Responsibility for implementation
Heads of Schools/Departments and Centres
Office of the General Counsel
|Name: Academic Board|
Agenda item: 12.1
|Name: Learning and Teaching Committee|
Agenda item: tbc
Authorised users: All people authorised to use the ICT Facilities and Services for any purpose, including but not limited to students, staff, visitors to the University, members of partner organisations, staff of any entity/company in which Monash has an interest, honorary and adjunct appointees, contractors, alumni and users accessing via a federated access pathway.
Legislation Mandating Compliance
All relevant legislative instruments that stipulate requirements with which members of the Monash community (all of whom are subject to the law) are obligated to comply.
Copyright Act 1968 (Australia)
|Chair, Copyright Advisory Group/University Copyright Compliance Officer|
|University Copyright Compliance Officer|
|University Copyright Adviser|
University Policy Use
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