Jan, 2020

Top Tips for Staying Safe Online

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Are you concerned about whether you can trust the internet? Too scared to use internet banking? You’re not alone. Here are some helpful tips from our Librarians: Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date. You might not need an expensive internet security suite, but you do need anti-virus software. AVG Free is a commonly used one. Use a strong password – I know, I know, it’s so hard to remember all those passwords! The Australian Government’s Stay Smart Online website has some great tips for understanding how to create […]



Dec, 2016

Copyright for Crafters

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Crafters are a creative lot, and we love to share ideas, patterns, and techniques. But before you photocopy that quilting book for a friend, make sure you’ve considered your Copyright obligations! Because Copyright isn’t just for books… Copyright also applies to original handmade craft works and the designs and patterns used to create them. Copyright is automatic and applies from the time a work is created. Often, there’s an implied licence to make up a craft item when you purchase a pattern, but you may need to get permission from the Copyright owner before […]