To determine whether activity is a "fair dealing for research or study", a court may consider the following:
The Using Copyright Resources: Information Sheet provides guidance on how you can use copyright material based on the type of material and the purpose of the use.
Universities Australia has advised that copying which is part of the research function, such as preparing an article or book chapter, or part of an academic's general reading to maintain current awareness in his or her field, is made "for the purpose of research or study". A communication between two individual academics for the purpose of joint research will most likely also satisfy the test.
You cannot use copies made under the fair dealing provisions for any other purpose. If you do, then the copies are infringing copies and penalties may occur.
If you want to copy more than the ‘fair dealing’ copying limits, or if you want to include copyright material in a publication or thesis:
Acknowledge your sources: