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Copyright for Researchers

This guide contains copyright advice for JCU research staff and students

Conditions of use

Unless otherwise stated, the works in ResearchOnline@JCU are protected by copyright. Copyright is retained by the copyright owners - authors and/or publishers. 

Copyright owners generally have the exclusive right to reproduce, publish, communicate, or make an adaptation of their works. Users wishing to use works for purposes other than private research and study, or other use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, must obtain permission from the copyright owners/holders. 

You must not change any of the material or remove any part of any copyright notice.

Depositing your work in ResearchOnline@JCU does not mean that you have to seek permission from JCU to publish elsewhere, or otherwise use the content.

Takedown requests

If you are a copyright owner and you believe that a work held in ResearchOnline@JCU should not be open access, please send details to Your request will be reviewed, and if there is evidence of copyright violation, then the work in question will removed from public view.

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Creative Commons Licence
Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) 4.0 International License. Content from this Guide should be attributed to James Cook University Library. This does not apply to images, third party material (seek permission from the original owner) or any logos or insignia belonging to JCU or other bodies, which remain All Rights Reserved.