You can include text, images, sound and film in PowerPoint presentations and lecture recordings. However, depending on the type and format of the material you are copying, conditions and limits may apply.
Resources copied under the Educational Licenses must be restricted to UniSA staff and students, and the Copyright Notice should be displayed prior to the PowerPoint being opened or as the first slide.
If you want to make your presentations available more broadly then you will need to ensure any content you copy has been published under an open licensing scheme. For more information about open educational resources please refer to Open licensing.
All material communicated or placed online should display the Copyright Notice. To assist staff comply with the requirements of the Copyright Act, the University has made available a PowerPoint template which should be used by staff when creating PowerPoint presentations for use on-campus.
For more information, please contact Ask The Library.
Extracts or text or short quotes
You may be able to copy more if the work you are quoting from has been made available under a Creative Commons licence or is in the Public Domain
Artistic works [e.g. photographs, graphs, drawings, maps, designs, cartoons, diagrams, figures]
Creative Commons Licensed Works
Public Domain or ‘copyright-free’
Artistic works found on Google are protected by copyright. Always check the copyright statements or terms and conditions of the website making the image available to establish what uses are permissible.
Watch this video for tips on finding Creative Commons licensed images through Google.
Guest lecturers may provide you with copies of their PowerPoint presentations. If you intend to make these PowerPoints available online, you need to ensure that: