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The Australian Government appointed the Copyright Agency to manage the 'statutory licence' in the Copyright Act that allows educational institutions to copy and share text and images for educational purposes.

The current agreement with Copyright Agency provides that you can copy or communicate a work under the New Statutory Licence if the amount is no more than the amount that would have been permitted under Part VB. This is designed to create certainty while the terms of the new agreement are negotiated.

The Government also appointed Screenrights to manage the statutory licence that allows educational institutions to copy and share broadcast content, such as documentaries shown on television. There are also arrangements in place with other copyright bodies for other copyright-based activities, such as performance of music.

The current agreement with Screenrights terminates on 31 December 2017. While a new agreement is being negotiated, you can continue to rely on the New Statutory Licence to copy and communicate broadcasts. There are no copying or communication limits for broadcasts under the New Statutory Licence (this is also the case under the Part VA statutory licence).

This section deals with these copyright statutory licensing schemes in which the University participates to facilitate the copying of teaching material for students.