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Keep In Mind (KIM)

A Reminder About Copyright

Copyright is a form of intellectual property recognised under the Berne Convention and embodied in Australia in the Copyright Act 1968.

The Act applies to certain materials, including works:
literary works;
dramatic works;
musical works; and
artistic works;
and other subject matter such as:

sound recordings;
broadcasts; and
published editions (i.e. the actual layout).

The copyright conferred by the Copyright Act is a bundle of exclusive rights in relation to the work or material in question. They include the rights:

to copy or reproduce the work;
to make an adaptation of it;
to publish it;
to perform it in public; and
to broadcast it to the public. (Accessed 02/03/2008) (Accessed 02/03/2008)

About e-mail:
When you are upset or angry, postpone your sending message. Review the message after you have had time to calm down.
Do not send abusive, harassing or threatening messages.
Keep messages and replies brief.
Don’t send replies to “all recipients” unless there is a very specific need for everyone to receive the message. It wastes disk space, clutters up inboxes and can be annoying.
When replying, keep messages brief and to the point. Don’t reproduce a message in its entirety. Be selective with what you reproduce and only do it as needed.
Remember that all laws governing copyright, defamation, discrimination and other forms of written communication also apply to email.
“The federal Attorney-General indicated that the new Australian copyright legislation, effective 5 March 2001, provides protection for email. Online doesn’t, to some people’s surprise, equal copyright free.” (Accessed 02/03/2008)

Treat Email Confidentially
If somebody sends you information or ideas by email, you should not assume that you have their permission to reproduce that information in a public forum (discussion group, USENET newsgroup, chat site etc.) Email is one-to-one for a reason: it is designed for personal communication. Unless you are explicitly told otherwise, always assume that email you receive has a big “PRIVATE” stamp on it — so don’t spread it around! Even simply forwarding an email to a friend could under certain circumstances be considered a breach of trust by the original sender.” (Accessed 02/03/2008)

Safety measures when using Public Computers:
When you use a public computer at a library or hotel, the public computer may not be as secure as your home system. So you need to take extra steps to ensure your personal information stays safe.
Here are the obvious DON’Ts and DOs that you may accidentally forget.
1. DON’T Do Online Banking. If you’re using a public computer and you log in to your online banking Web site, you’re putting yourself at great risk. There is no way to tell if there’s spyware or adware on the computer you’re using that could steal your data.
2. DON’T Save Anything. This should apply to personal documents, files, User names, passwords, music, pictures, downloads, etc.
3. DON’T Buy Anything on a public computer as this would involve some sort of financial information.
4. DO Delete Internet Explorer Temporary Files. After you’re finished using a public computer, make sure you delete the Internet Explorer temp files. To do that, go to Tools, Internet Options and click on the Delete button. Then just click Delete All. That way, no one else will know what you did on the computer.
5. DO Restart the Public Computer. Restarting the computer after you’re done using it will delete a lot of the temporary files and it will clear out the memory of the computer.


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