Under Australian Copyright Law, copyright covers more than just copying. It relates to the protection afforded to the creator of original works and also the way these works can be used by others. Students and staff members are likely to be both users and creators of copyrighted material.

There is no registration or cost involved in obtaining copyright protection for original works - protection is automatic for original works that are created in material form by:
  • Writing
  • Painting
  • Photographing
  • Recording on a disk, CD or hard drive etc.

It is not necessary for a work to include the copyright symbol for it to be protected. Generally owners of copyright have exclusive rights over their material in such areas as making copies, publishing, performing in public, making adaptations and communicating the work to the public by placing it online.

So that members of the public can have reasonable access to and use of copyrighted material, Australian Copyright legislation includes some sections which allow people other than the copyright owners to use certain portions of copyright material under certain conditions. In addition, Avondale College of Higher Education has agreements with a number of licensing bodies that allow for additional use.

Your Copyright Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of Avondale students and staff to make sure that any use they make of third party material complies with the legislation in all areas of College life:
  • Academic
  • Worship
  • Outreach
  • Social

Links to copyright free images

Links This page contains links to clipart and photographs which are in the public domain and free for you to use.
FreeImages is a friendly community of photography addicts who generously offer their works to those who need them free of charge.

Links to copyright free music

Free Music Archive contains a mix of public domain music and Creative Commons-licensed music. Be sure to read the FAQs for Educators, and the license guide, so you know what you are allowed to do with each song.

CCTrax- allows you to search for music according to which Creative Commons license it has.

Longzijun provides free background music for your videos and presentations with backing tracks, electronica and free instrumentals. It is free for non-commercial purposes but please add the credit: Music by Longzijun

Links to copyright free movie clips

Wingclips Now you can view inspirational movie clips from many of your favorite films. These WingClipsâ„¢ can be downloaded to use in your school, church or other organization. Search by movie title, scripture, category or theme. Some are free, and some have to be purchased.

More Copyright Information

Copyright brochure
Copyright Help
Copyright Policy
FAQs - Educational Uses
FAQs - Other
Policy for recording of lectures by students for private study
PowerPoint presentations and copyright issues