Guides for Staff and Students

It is University policy to comply with copyright law.

Griffith staff and students will find information on their copyright compliance obligations in the copyright guides below.

Griffith staff or students who are found to have intentionally or repeatedly violated the copyright rights of others may be denied access to the University's computing and networking facilities and resources. In addition, a person may be penalized according to the provisions laid out in the Student Misconduct Policy or the misconduct procedures within the current Enterprise Bargaining Agreements for Griffith staff.

Disclaimer for Griffith University's website

While Griffith University endeavours to provide accurate material on its website this material is provided "as-is" and Griffith University makes no representations about the suitability of this material for any purpose.

Griffith University disclaims all warranties with regard to this material and there is no guarantee given as to accuracy or currency of any individual item on the website. Griffith University does not accept responsibility for any damage or loss occasioned by the use of the material on the website nor from any access to the website. All access and use is at the risk of the user.

Griffith University reserves the right to change, at any time without notice, any material on the website.

Any information provided in relation to courses are an expression of interest only and are not to be taken as a firm offer or undertaking. Users should refer to originating bodies or departments for confirmation of the accuracy of material.

Copyright for Griffith University's website

Copyright © Griffith University.

Griffith University claims copyright ownership of all material on this website unless expressly stated otherwise. No part of the program nor the material contained in it may be copied (except as allowed by the copyright law of your country) or further disseminated without the express and written permission of Griffith University. To seek copyright permission, email:

Copyright notices for Griffith University's website

The University's Designated Representative for the purpose of receiving notifications from third parties in relation to content transmitted, cached, hosted or referred to on the Griffith network is the Chief Technology Officer.

For full contact details, please view the current Chief Technology Officer's entry in the Griffith phone book.

Please follow the University's Take Down Notice Procedure.

About copyright

Copyright law determines when and how you can copy, publish, communicate or perform works that others have created.

Copyright ownership

Ownership, publishing, teaching, commercialising copyright and more.

Need help?

The Information Policy Officer provides copyright advice and training across Griffith University for staff and students. Contact the Information Policy Officer by emailing or phoning (0)7 3735 5695.

Advice and support

  • Reading List Service digitises and makes readings available online for students through Learning@Griffith in a copyright compliant way.
  • The Library assists with supplying movies and TV material for teaching in a copyright compliant way.
  • Griffith Enterprise advises on ownership and development of potentially commercial copyright, inventions and other IP created by staff and students.

Common questions