What is copyright?

Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection for a variety of literary and artistic endeavours. Australian law recognises that individuals have the right to protect the moral and economic interests arising from their creative works. It is not ideas but their expression that is protected by copyright law. In Australia, copyright law is set out in the Copyright Act 1968 (the Act), and in court decisions that have interpreted the provisions of the Act. The law gives owners of copyright exclusive rights to do certain things with their material. From time to time the Act is amended to keep the law relevant and up to date. The most recent amendments were passed by parliament on 5 December 2006.

Copyright and the Internet

What is creative Commons?

Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.The organization has released several copyright licenses known as Creative Commons licenses. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators. (

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