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Digital Essentials: Copyright

Aims & Objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Understand copyright law and fair dealing 
  • Recognise piracy and copyright infringement
  • Understand and recognise the different licences, creative commons and ownership agreements

When you finish the module, you will be able to:

  • Attribute a source for referencing in assignments

What’s in this module?

  1. Copyright and copyright infringement
  2. Fair dealing
  3. Licences & Creative Commons
  4. Attribution, referencing & copyright permissions
  5. Quiz & feedback


Attribute our work under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

The Copyright Module maps to the following strategies within the Digital Literacy Framework:

    Strategy 5.4
Ensure students are aware of the legal and ethical implications of sharing information in digital environments.


Study Timeline

We recommend completing this module by:

  Week 3


  Approximately 30 minutes


Complete the module