Lawful reuse

When creating new work, it is natural to be inspired by the work of others. Under certain specific circumstances, known as copyright exceptions, it is possible to use copyright protected works without the need to get permission from the copyright owner. This section helps you understand when you can freely reuse other people’s copyright material when creating your own new work.


There are two exceptions to be aware of, one specifically for criticism and review and a more general exception for quotation. Both exceptions apply to all types of copyright material…

Parody & Pastiche

Parody refers to a new creative work which uses an existing work for humour or mockery. Some parodies take aim at well-known artists or their work in order to make a critique.