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Access to electronic resources (such as databases, eJournals and eBooks) purchased from academic and commercial publishers are subject to licence agreements.
These licence agreements take precedence over any copyright provisions that might also apply.
The licence agreements specify the terms and conditions governing how the material is to be used. Whilst each licence agreement is different, there are some general rules that apply to most.
Library users are individually responsible for compliance with the following terms and conditions:
For further information see Licences for Digital Resources by the Australian Copyright Council.
For further information on how to link to licensed material see Linking to Full Text.
All South & East Metropolitan Health Service staff and students are expected to adhere to the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).
Authorised reproduction of material protected by copyright can occur in the following ways:
More extensive reproduction may constitute fair dealing. To determine whether it does, it is necessary to have regard to the criteria set out in subsection 40 of the Act.
For more comprehensive information regarding copyright in Australia, go to the Australian Copyright Council webpage.
Creative Commons licences provide a simple standardised way for individual creators, companies and institutions to share their work with others on flexible terms without infringing copyright. The licences allow users to reuse, remix and share the content legally.
Offering your work under a Creative Commons licence does not mean giving up your copyright. It means permitting users to make use of your material in various ways, but only on certain conditions.
Find out more at Creative Commons Australia