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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.

Images and videos

I have an image or video I want to use in class - can I?

Yes - you can. If it falls within the following requirements:

Copying limits

I need to provide material to my students. Do the copying limits apply per Lecture? per Course? per University?

Print material Generally interpreted as applying per course

Example: You can photocopy one chapter from a book for students in one course and a different chapter from the same book for another course.

 

Online material Limits apply per course

Example: You can communicate one chapter from a book for students in one course and a different chapter from the same book for another course. BUT, these need to submitted to eReserve to ensure that the University does not breach these copyright conditions.

 

eReserve: a centralised approach
Limits to each item submitted to eReserve

  • For books, 10% of the total number of pages, or one chapter if the work is broken up into chapters.

  • For journal articles, one article from an issue of a journal, or more than one if they are on the same subject matter.

Please see the eReserve Guide for more information - library.nd.edu.au/ereserve

eReserve

Can I ask the Library to make one chapter from a book available online via eReserve and then take that chapter down and make another chapter available for the same course of study and so on?

No - sequential or serial copying and communication of chapters from a single book for the same course of study is not permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

Only one chapter or 10% of the pages in a book can be copied for each course. If you ask the University Library to copy more than one chapter from a book for a course you will have exceeded this limit and be operating outside the protection of the New Statutory Licence of the Copyright Act.


 

I want to put something in eReserve but there is already something from that same work in eReserve. What can I do?

It is possible to make two chapters from the same work available through eReserve provided each chapter is for a different course of study/course.

Limits to each item submitted to eReserve

  • For books, 10% of the total number of pages, or one chapter if the work is broken up into chapters.
  • For journal articles, one article from an issue of a journal, or more than one if they are on the same subject matter.

Blackboard uploads

Why can't I make digital copies of copyright materials for the LMS (Blackboard) myself?

Unless you hold the copyright of a text, or have explicit permission from the copyright holder, making a copy available in the LMS is likely to breach copyright.

The Library's eReserve Service will do the following for you:

  • checks copyright compliance,
  • adds mandatory copyright notices,
  • keeps the records required by the licence and
  • participates in mandatory copyright compliance surveys under the Copyright Act.