helenlt on December 18th, 2012
…my true love gave to me 9 links to non infringing material. The web is a great source of material for teaching, research or other University activities. Unfortunately, not everything on the web is copyright compliant. You should avoid using or linking to material online that infringes copyright.
The following suggestions may help you to decide if material is legitimate:
- Link to websites that are reputable, legitimate and/or official. Take care with user generated sites, such as Youtube, as not all users understand copyright and ensure that the material they contribute is copyright compliant.
- Check that the content and the website have proper attributions and includes a copyright statement. The more detailed the copyright information, the more likely that the website is copyright compliant.
- Check the quality of the content. Poor quality sound and images may indicate that the material has been reproduced without permission.
- If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Use your common sense and judgement, if you find a website with the latest Hollywood blockbuster available in full, chances are it’s not legal.
For more information see Identifying Infringing Material http://go.unimelb.edu.au/zr3