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Monash Health policy:
All Monash Health employees should refer to PROMPT for the Monash Health Intellectual Property policy, the Information Technology User Responsibilities document and related procedures.
Rules to remember:
Copyright and Creative Commons for Researchers
The below video has been created by the Monash Health library to provide an overview of the Australia Copyright framework and use of Creative Commons. Watch this 7 minute video for a quick introduction to how copyright works, key concepts under the copyright regime, new developments and Creative Commons licensing.
Libraries are able to supply you with copies of material under exceptions in the Act related to libraries, research, study, education and professional advice. We supply this material within the following limits:
Whilst using library resources, computers, scanners and photocopies you may also copy/scan within the same limits - one chapter of a book or 10% of the work, whichever is greater.
Requesting copies from the library
To request copies of material from the library, such as journal articles or book chapters, complete our online request form:
This form contains the following copyright declaration, which we require before we can copy on your behalf:
Copyright declaration in pursuance of section 49 of the Copyright Act 1968. In submitting this request I declare this article is required for the purpose of research or study and will not be used for any other purpose. I have not previously been supplied with a copy of the same article by an authorised officer of the library.
Sources for images
Reverse image search
TinEye is a reverse image search engine that will help you verify the sources of images. It allows you to sort results by date so that you can find the oldest version of an image online.
Google Image Search also has a reverse image search capability, however it is not as strong as TinEye and does not verify if someone illegally posted an image with a license that they did not have permission to use.
Creative Commons is a non-profit organisation and platform that provides creators with options to share their work so others may re-use it and build on the creativity. The system relies on a system Creative Commons licences.
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