The University Copyright Office works with staff and students to maximise the permitted uses of copyright material for education and research. In so doing, we seek to ensure that the University community complies with copyright obligations. Copyright Office staff provide online information and resources, assistance with queries and training and awareness sessions.
Copyright Office Blog
Keep up to date with what's happening in the Copyright Office and the wider world of copyright.
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The following PDF guides are intended to provide useful information for staff and students wishing to use copyright material:
Get ready for Semester 1, 2018 by learning the skills you'll need to create your reading list on Readings Online.News
Readings Online is the best system to deliver subject readings online. All staff have an obligation to make sure teaching materials are being delivered in compliance with copyright. We know that this can be hard, but Readings Online is here to help!News
On 20 December 2016, the Australian Government publicly released the final report of the Productivity Commission inquiry into Intellectual Property Arrangements. Find the full report here. While the inquiry looked at all intellectual property arrangements in Australian law, several recommendations were made specific or relating to copyright:News
On Thursday 15 December 2016 a decision from the Federal Court of Australia marked another turn in the saga of copyright owners combating illegal downloads of films and television shows. Major internet service providers (Telstra, Optus, M2 and TPG) are now compelled by injunction to block traffic to 61 websites within 15 business days after legal action from major film companies in reliance of s 115A of the Copyright Act.News
The Copyright Office is getting into the spirit of Christmas with our own interpretation of the popular public domain Christmas Carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas".News
LMS and Readings Online unavailable 5 and 6 December
The Learning Management System (LMS) and Readings Online will be unavailable during the scheduled LMS maintenance window from 7:00am Monday 5 December – 5.00pm Tuesday 6 December. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.News
The full range of copyright guides from the Australian Copyright Council are now available as eBooks.News
Open Access Week is a global event. Now in its ninth year, it is an opportunity for academic and research communities to learn about the benefits of Open Access, share what they have learned, and inspire wider participation.News
Thinking about your 2017 readings?
As you prepare for teaching in 2017, you may need information to access Readings Online for the first time or to refresh you established reading list for re-use.News
We can put your reading lists online
Readings Online will assist academic staff in loading their reading lists into the new eReserve software.News
Please note that the Copyright Office only provides information and advice to staff and students of the University of Melbourne; we are unable to assist with any external requests. General queries from the public can be directed to the Australian Copyright Council.
Copyright Office - Main Contact
Advice and operational matters
Manager, Copyright Office
- Helen Thomson
- 8344 4638
Copyright Communications Officer
- Wilfred Villareal
- 8344 7142
Copyright Information Officer
- Peter Gray
- 8344 5935
Readings Online Project Officer
- Kirsten Bakker
- 8344 6174
Workflow Coordinator, Readings Online
- Bradley O'Brien
- 8344 4149
- Brad is currently on Extended Leave.
Copyright Office Postal Address
Level 4, Baillieu Library
University of Melbourne 3010 VIC