Sharing UWA course material

Is it OK to download and share course material such as lecture presentation slides, tutorial handouts, exam papers and ebooks?

All course material, such as presentation slides, lecture and tutorial handouts, unit outlines and exam papers, are protected under the Copyright Act and remain the property of the University staff member who created the material. You are not allowed to share these materials outside of the Learning Management System (LMS) - for example, by uploading them to study resource file sharing websites or emailing them to friends at other universities. Distributing course material outside of the LMS without the permission of the copyright owner is a breach of the University Policy on Academic Conduct, and students found to be sharing material will be penalised.

Other scholarly material accessible from the LMS or via the Library, such as ebooks and journal articles, are made available to you under licensing agreements that allow you to access them for personal educational use, but not to share with others.

The Academic Conduct Essentials (ACE) online unit contains more information on ethical scholarship and the academic conduct expectations at UWA.

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