There are a number of ways that you can use content without infringing copyright.

You need to consider:

  • what type of material you are using;
  • what type of a copying you want to do, such as scanning, photocopying, adapting, performing;
  • what the purpose of your copying is, such as private study, teaching, non-commercial or commercial research;
  • and, what proportion of the original work you want to use.

If you are in any doubt, do not copy!

A copyright owner may use a licence to indicate how a work can be used for free or without permission. Check the licence to see what is permitted. Creative Commons licences are one type of licence.

You may need to seek permission from the copyright owner. If permission is granted there may be terms of use, including a fee. You should always keep evidence in writing of any permission granted.