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Copyright and teaching at Murdoch

The University pays for copyright licences under which the University can copy and communicate works and broadcasts for educational purposes. Ensure you use the correct licence when creating and delivering your teaching material.


The Licences

The Statutory Licence

Section 113P of the Copyright Act contains a statutory licence under which the University can copy and communicate works and broadcasts for educational purposes, subject to a number of conditions. All copying and communicating made under the statutory licence must include a Section 113P warning notice.

The Music Licence

In addition, the University has entered into a voluntary music licence with the Australian music industry collecting societies APRA AMCOS (the Australasian Performing Right Association and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society formed an alliance in 1997), the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA). This music licence enables staff and students to copy and communicate sound recordings for educational purposes, perform music at free University events, and play music on campus.

What you can use and how to deliver it

This table is a quick reference guide to using materials for teaching under these licences.

 Books and eBooks

 Can I use it? Delivery method

Print book

Yes.
One chapter or 10% per unit per semester.
More may be copied if the book is out-of-print or otherwise unavailable.
eBook Yes.
1 chapter or 10%.

A direct or transactional contract/agreement with a publisher may permit other uses e.g. upload of the eBook and/or licensed teaching materials to LMS. Contact your subject librarian about possible options.

 Journal articles

 Can I use it? Delivery method
Article from a print journal Yes.
One article from any one issue.

More than one article may be copied if they address the same topic.

Article from an online journal Yes.
  • My Unit Readings
  • Create a link from LMS to ebook
  • Print: It depends, database licences vary so check terms of use in the databases Library Catalogue record

 Other online content/resources

 Can I use it? Delivery method
Open Access or Creative Commons item Yes.
  • My Unit Readings
  • Upload to LMS
  • Create a link from LMS
  • Print via photocopies, unit reader
  • Viewable via Echo360 (Lecture Capture System)
Item downloaded from a website Yes.
  • My Unit Readings: It depends, check the website's terms of use; usually, you may at least make a link
  • Print: It depends, check the website's terms of use; permission can be sought if necessary
  • Create a Link from LMS

 Images, photographs or graphics

 Can I use it? Delivery method
Image from a print book

Yes.
May be used under the Statutory Licence.

  • My Unit Readings
  • Print via photocopies, unit reader
  • Viewable via Echo360 (Lecture Capture System)

    All images must be referenced.
An online image Yes.
May be used under the Statutory Licence.
  • My Unit Readings  
  • Upload to the LMS
  • Create a Link from LMS
  • Print via photocopies, unit reader

    All images must be referenced.
Creative Commons images Yes.
  • My Unit Readings
  • Upload to LMS
  • Create a link from LMS
  • Print via photocopies, unit reader
  • Viewable via Echo360 (Lecture Capture System)

 Streaming video, DVDs and music

 Can I use it? Delivery method
YouTube
YouTube’s standard terms of use state videos must not be downloaded or copied (Creative Commons licenced videos excluded.
  • My Unit Readings
  • Create a link from LMS
  • Echo360: link to the video during a lecture, but pause the recording while the video is playing – recording must also be paused if your tutorial or workshop is held in recording enabled teaching venues
Video on Demand Subscription Services (eg. Foxtel, Stan, Netflix, Presto and Quickflix). No.
The statutory licence does not cover material from video-on-demand and catch-up services.
N/A
Recordings of broadcasts (Screenrights recordings) Yes.  
Visit EduTV and TVNews for content, or find similar databases.
  • My Unit Readings  
  • Physical copies (eg. DVDs)
  • Create a link from LMS
  • Viewable via Echo360 (Lecture Capture System)
Commercially produced DVDs and videos No.
  • Echo360: You can play during a lecture, tutorial, or workshop, but pause the recording while video is playing. Check with the Copyright Coordinator for 'special cases'.

 Your own lecture notes, slides, presentations etc.

 Can I use it? Delivery method
Your own lecture notes, slide presentations, and other Murdoch University © works Yes.
  • My Unit Readings 
  • Upload to LMS: if no 3rd party photos, diagrams, etc unless Creative Commons licensed or provided by the publisher
  • Echo360: if no 3rd party photos, diagrams, etc unless Creative Commons licensed or provided by the publisher
  • Print via photocopies, unit reader

Screening for a non-educational or general event

Screening a film at an event – like a movie night – is considered to be a 'public performance' and so requires permission from the copyright owners, regardless of whether an entry or attendance fee is charged.

The Australian Copyright Council has produced an information sheet on screening films in public which outlines the reasons why permission is needed, and the organisations to contact in order to obtain permission.

Need help?

If you need further advice on what you can use or how to deliver it, contact the University Copyright Coordinator.


Helen Balfour

Helen Balfour


For Murdoch staff and student enquiries or support requests: Murdoch Support Request
For all other enquiries:  copyright@murdoch.edu.au

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