Copyright in Australia is controlled by the Copyright Act 1968.
The Act allows “fair dealing” with copyright materials for the following:
- Research or study; criticism or review.
- The person is using the material in a genuine manner.
- The use is fair.
- The Copyright Act states that if you use less than a certain amount of a copyright item for research or study, the use is deemed to be fair. (Fair Dealing Information Sheet G079v07, Australian Copyright Council)
- Books: 10% or 1 chapter whichever is greatest.
- Journals/Serials/Newspapers: 1 article per issue (more if the articles are on the same topic.)
When you use someone else’s work, under ‘Moral Rights’ you are must attribute the materials you have used.