Quick Guide - Copyright for Teaching

The contents of this guide are reviewed periodically subject to changes to ACU licensed resources and amendments to copyright regulations.

All sources used must be cited.

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Can I Use in Class (e.g. in PowerPoint)?

Can I Provide Online via LEO?

Literary Works: Print book chapters/pages

  • Yes, cite quoted text.
  • Yes, under Part VB with an Electronic Use Notice.
  • Subject to a limit of 10% of the total number of pages, or one chapter, if one chapter is greater than 10% of the total number of pages. Obtain permission if more required.
  • More can be made available if not commercially available within a reasonable period of time (contact your Library Academic and Research Services Team for assistance).
  • More can be made available if out of print: check with your Library Academic and Research Services Team.
  • Links to scanned documents via the Copyright Database – do not upload documents to LEO. All readings registered on the University Copyright Database are deactivated once a year i.e. in the third week of December to meet requirements of the scheme and reduce payments on anniversary copying

Literary Works: Print periodical (journal, newspaper, magazine)

  • Yes, cite quoted text.
  • Yes, under Part VB with an Electronic Use Notice.
  • One article per issue unless on the same topic.
  • Links to scanned documents via the Copyright Database – do not upload documents to LEO.

Literary Works: Anthologies

  • Yes, cite quoted text.
  • Yes, under Part VB with an Electronic Use Notice, if less than 15 pages all of it; otherwise 10%, and if not available separately commercially.
  • Links to scanned documents via the Copyright Database – do not upload documents to LEO.

Literary Works: Digital Texts

  • Yes, cite quoted text.
  • Yes, under Part VB with an Electronic Use Notice.
  • 10% of words or one chapter if works are in chapters.

Library subscribed electronic databases

  • Yes, cite quoted text.
  • Yes, provide links to the articles or ebooks – do not upload the articles/ebook chapters.

Images: From print books

  • Yes, under Part VB with an Electronic Use Notice,, if with accompanying text, and if cannot be purchased separately.
  • Yes, under Part VB with an Electronic Use Notice, if with accompanying text, and if cannot be purchased separately.
  • Record details in the image reference list in LEO.

Images: From the open web (i.e. not password restricted sites)

  • Yes, if in the public domain.
  • For images not in the public domain: Yes, under Part VB with an Electronic Use Notice.
  • Yes, if in the public domain.
  • For images not in the public domain: Yes, under Part VB with an Electronic Use Notice.
  • Record details in the image reference list in LEO.

Images: From photographs taken by ACUstaff

  • Yes but it is ACU policy to request written permission from people in photographs.
  • Yes but it is ACU policy to request written permission from people in photographs.

Images: From ACU's licensed electronic databases

  • Yes, subject to terms and conditions of the licensed databases.
  • Yes, subject to terms and conditions of the licensed databases. See examples of how to link to them.

Images: From commercial CDs

  • Maybe, check terms and conditions.
  • Maybe, check terms and conditions.

Music: From Commercial CDs

  • Yes, can play legitimate copies (tangible formats) in class.
  • Yes, if titles are covered under University Music Licence and are in a tangible format but not downloaded from web.
  • if provided via LEO for students, then the music must be streamed and include a Music licence copyright notice.
  • Yes, if recorded from TV/Radio broadcasts (under Part VA, with appropriate marking and with an Electronic Use Notice. Must be streamed.
  • All other music: you must request permission.

Music : From TV/Radio broadcasts

  • Yes, under Part VA with appropriate marking/Electronic Use Notice.
  • Yes, under Part VA with appropriate marking and Electronic Use Notice, and streamed.

Music: From web

  • Yes, if in the public domain.
  • No, if legally downloadable music e.g. from iTunes and other personal subscribed services.
  • All other music: you must request permission.
  • Yes, if in the public domain.
  • No, if legally downloadable music e.g. from iTunes and other personal subscribed services.
  • All other music: you must request permission.

Music Sheets

  • Yes, all if in the public domain.
  • Yes, under Part VB:
  • Yes, all if in the public domain.
  • Yes, under Part VB with an Electronic Use Notice:
    • 10% of a musical work, not an entire publication.
    • Links to scanned documents via the Copyright Database – do not upload documents to LEO.
    • All, if not available for purchase within a reasonable period of time (contact your local Library Academic and Research Services Team).
    • Not for public performance.
  • If more is required, you must request permission.

Sound recordings: commercial CDs

  • Yes, you can play legitimate copies (tangible formats) in class.
  • Maybe, request for permission.

Sound recordings: From web

  • Yes, if in the public domain.
  • Others: Request for permission.
  • Yes, if in the public domain.
  • Others: Request for permission.

Videos and Films: From TV broadcasts

  • Yes, under Part VA with an Electronic Use Notice.
  • Staff can record broadcasts at home (use appropriate marking label) to play in class.
  • Yes, under Part VA with an Electronic Use Notice.
  • Must be streamed.
  • Staff can record broadcasts at home (use appropriate marking label).
  • Copy to be kept at ACU for audit purposes.

Videos: From web

  • Maybe, check if it has been uploaded with the copyright owner’s permission, and that the terms and conditions do not prohibit use and communication of resource. If unsure, do not use or provide link to the students.
  • Maybe, check if it has been uploaded with the copyright owner’s permission, and that the terms and conditions do not prohibit use and communication of resource. If unsure, do not use or provide link to the students.

Videos/Films: From commercial DVDs

  • Yes, legitimate, tangible copies can be played in class.

Videos: Created by staff

  • Yes, check that written permission has been obtained from the people in the video.
  • The creator of the video also needs to grant written permission for use of the video to ACU.
  • Ensure compliance of resources used in the video e.g. music or videos under copyright.
  • Yes, check that written permission obtained from the people in the video.
  • The creator of the video also needs to grant permission for use of the video written to ACU.
  • Ensure compliance of resources used in the video e.g. music or videos under copyright.

References:

Australian Copyright Council.
Cameron, J.  (2006). Audio-Visual Copying and Communication Guidelines. Australian Catholic University. Retrieved from http://www.acu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/227181/Copyright_Audiovisual_copying_guidelines.pdf.
Cameron, J. (2006). Copying and Communication of Musical Material Guidelines. Australian Catholic University. Retrieved from http://www.acu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/227182/Copyright_Music_Licence_guidelines.pdf.
Cameron, J. (2006). Print and Graphic Copying and Communicating Guidelines. Australian Catholic University. Retrieved from http://www.acu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/227554/Copyright_Print_and_Graphic_Copying_Guidelines.pdf.
Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (Austl.).
Copyright Agency Limited.
Screenrights.

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