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Copyright: Teaching

Guides teaching staff on many areas of copyright including limits to what can be provided to students, using images, screening video content in class, eReserve and the addition of material to the service.


The Australian Government appointed the Copyright Agency to manage the 'statutory licence' in the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) 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 terminated on 31 December 2017 (with an extension in place until 31 December 2018). 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).

For more information please see the following: