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Copyright law provides a balance between rewarding creators for their original works, and ensuring reasonable access by students to those works.
Works published in any format, whether on the internet, in hard copy or in any other medium, are protected by copyright.
How much of a work can be reproduced for your studies varies depending on the type of work it is. If you’re not sure, check the the Fair dealing section of UNSW Library's Copyright for Students web pages https://www.library.unsw.edu.au/copyright/index.html
UNSW Library has licensing agreements with publishers so that the Library's resources are available for students to use online for study and assessment. The Library can help you find the resources you need.
You’ve probably noticed sections of the Copyright Act displayed near photocopiers and printing areas in the Library. Remember, these same copyright provisions apply to works wherever you are using them.
This also includes the ethical use of course materials provided to you during your studies at UNSW. Uploading and sharing this material without permission is illegal.
When using the university’s systems, any illegal conduct which breaches copyright will be treated as student misconduct under the Acceptable Use of UNSW ICT Resources https://www.it.unsw.edu.au/students/policies/index.html
When you do use other people’s works you must make sure you acknowledge those sources in your assessable work. Make sure to check your course outlines for information and the university website about how to correctly attribute your sources.