Answered By: Anthony Rice
Last Updated: Mar 06, 2017     Views: 12

The term "Fair Use" refers to the limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. 

Australia's Copyright Act does not have a broad-based Fair Use exception like other countries, such as the United States, so you cannot copy material using Fair Use as a defense.

Instead, the Act defines a number of narrowly-defined Fair Dealing exceptions that allow you to do limited, legal copying.

The Fair Dealing exception is most commonly used at UOW for research and study. It offers similar copying rights to Fair Use but is restrictive in how you can use copied material.

For more information on how to use the Fair Dealing exception see Copyright for Study & Research.

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