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Copyright Statutory Licenses

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

Part VA of the license covers the copying and communication of broadcasts (television, radio, cable and satellite).


Part VB of the license covers print and graphic reproduction and communication.

These schemes are negotiated by Universities Australia with the relevant copyright collection societies (i.e. Screenrights and CAL) to whom a fee is paid annually by each University.

These schemes provide convenience for teaching staff (e.g. no application is required, no individual/School fees are payable and, other than during designated sampling/monitoring periods, no record keeping is required).

However strict conditions apply, e.g. with regard to the amount and type of material that can be copied, who can access the material, and warning notices which must be displayed.

Failure to observe the conditions of the Part VA and VB statutory licenses may lead to legal action against the University and/or the withdrawal of the University's right to copy.

Note that there are a number of circumstances where you must not or may not need to rely on the statutory licenses to copy teaching material (please see the section called Teaching - Special Circumstances in this guide).

For more information please see the following: