Copyright Act and Database Vendor Licensing Compliance
Can I place my own PDF scans on Canvas pages?
Reading Lists staff monitor Copyright Act (Cth) compliance on behalf of Academic staff to ensure the University does not breach the relevant section of the Copyright Act (Cth).
If Academic staff upload their own files, there is the potential that they may unknowingly not comply with the Fair dealing exemption of the Copyright Act (Cth).
When the University is periodically audited by the Copyright Agency, the library team are able to provide assurance of compliance with the Fair dealing exemption. More information, see Copyright.
Journal articles in subscription databases:
The University's licences with database vendors provide access to subscribed journal content. The library team where possible, will always provide access via a link; whereas lecturers placing a PDF directly onto UCLearn (Canvas) will breach the University's license conditions.