As the University is an 'educational institution', we are able to rely on statutory licences within the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), in conjunction with remuneration agreements with certain collecting societies. This allows educational institutions to copy and share text and images for educational purposes.
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.
Universities Australia has signed an agreement with APRA-AMCOS, ARIA and PPCA that allows music to be recorded and used in a number of ways. This is known as the ʻUniversities Licenceʼ. Under the Universities Licence, staff and students at eligible universities can:
All recordings made under the Licence must contain a special notice indicating that the recording has been made under the terms of the Licence and there are limitations on the distribution and sale of the recordings. In addition, some types and uses of music are excluded from the Licence. For example, the Licence does not permit copying recordings for use in, or making recordings of a performance of a grand right work (such as an opera or musical).
The terms of the licence agreement do not include the right to:
The current agreement with Screenrights terminated on the 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 was also the case under the Part VA statutory licence).