Copyright for educators

Copyright Services can assist academic and professional staff at USQ with copyright issues relating to their learning and teaching endeavours.

As a staff member, USQ owns the copyright of any work you produce under your employment. When creating teaching resources, the Copyright Act allows educators to use some copyrighted content under our educational statutory licences. The usage of the content depends on: 

  • the type of content (e.g. book, TV broadcast) and;
  • what you want to do with the content (e.g. copy, perform, publish).

Creative Commons licensed content may have less restrictive legal requirements and might be an easier option in your course design. USQ supports the use of Open Access resources in course design.  

Copyright frequently asked questions