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Copyright guide

This is a companion guide to the RMIT Copyright webpages for staff and students.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas.

Academic Integrity at RMIT University (student site)

Academic Integrity at RMIT University (staff site)

Intellectual Property Policy (Incorporates aspects of the former) Moral Rights Policy - RMIT University

Referencing Guides

When using copyright works such as images, quotes or videos that other people have created, you must ensure that the material is referenced correctly.  You must reference any material that you use.

For examples on how to reference copyright works in the RMIT Harvard style, please consult the RMIT Harvard > Item type section of the Easy Cite referencing tool. 

RMIT University Library referencing guides

RMIT University Study and Learning Centre - Learning Lab: Referencing 

Creative Commons Australia - Attributing Creative Commons works

Creative Commons Attribution guide

Attribution is a core condition in all six Creative Commons licences. 

Creative Commons Attribution Builder generates attribution automatically.

Attribution of Flickr images 

Creative Commons Attribution Tool generates attribution for Flickr images automatically. 

Finding the source of an image

For attribution purposes, the following tools can help in finding the source for an image.  

TinEye

Google Reverse Image Searching -  video below