[G.06 / VS.06]
The Copyright Act of 1968 and subsequent amendments and regulations such as the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2001 and Copyright Amendment (Moral Rights) Act 2000 aim to balance competing interests of community access to copyright materials with the right of creators to earn a living from their work. Copyright holders therefore have specific rights that are protected by legislation. These rights include, but are not limited to, the right to reproduce, the right to publish, the right to perform a work in public, the right to communicate the work to the public and the right to make an adaptation of the work. There are also other specific rights for specific formats such as the right to make a copy of a sound recording or the right to cause the visual images of a film to be seen in public.
Avondale College of Higher Education is committed to ensuring compliance to copyright legislation in all areas of activity which relate to third party copyright material.
The purpose of this policy and accompanying information is to:
This policy applies to students and staff at all Avondale College of Higher Education campuses, and relates to all Avondale approved and/or sponsored activities.
The Copyright Act of 1968 shall for the purposes of this document be referred to as the Act .
First party copyright material
First party copyright material refers to any material created by Avondale staff as part of their employment in which copyright has not been transferred or exclusively licensed to a third party. Please refer to the Avondale Intellectual Property Policy [AR.04].
Third party copyright material
Third party copyright material includes both licensed and unlicensed third party copyright material.
"Unlicensed third party copyright material" is any copyright material not governed by an agreement between the copyright owner and the user. This includes material copied in reliance upon Part VA or VB of the Copyright Act of 1968.
Whenever another person's intellectual property is used, users must also ensure that they comply with moral rights legislation that is also part of the Copyright Act. This means that the author must be correctly acknowledged and that the work should not be treated in any way that will be derogatory to it or to the reputation of its creator.
Students are able to reproduce copyright material without permission provided that the dealings is for research or study and that the copying is 'fair'. Fair dealing applies to work copied by an individual for their own use. Fair dealing provisions cannot be used to copy material for other, e.g. lecturer for individual student or class.
The Act s40 deems 'fair' to mean:
In the case of audio visual (AV) items, the Copyright Act s103C requires the following factors to be considered:
The Act does not provide any guidance as to the proportion which might be considered fair so considerable care and consideration should be taken when copying AV items.
In the case of electronic materials, 10% of the number of words may be reproduced and/or communicated for educational purposes under Part VB of the Act.
In the case of materials on the World Wide Web, the same rules apply. It should not be assumed that all material on the WWW is freely available. Check to see if material is copyright or public domain.
It is the responsibility of all students and staff to make themselves aware of their obligations in relation to the copyright by:
REPRODUCTION TO ASSIST PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
The Act s135ZN-ZT allows for the reproduction of certain materials for people with print and intellectual disabilities.
PRINT COURSE PACKS
Lecturers must ensure that all course packs supplied to students include the following:
ONLINE COURSE MATERIALS
Avondale lecturers using third party copyright materials in online course management software should register all such materials with the Manager of CAL Electronic Records. Any material that is transmitted in any other electronic format, including email, by or on behalf of lecturers, should also be registered with the Manager of CAL Electronic Records and be accompanied by the appropriate copyright notice.
Student material is generally protected by copyright. Lecturers needing to use a student's work must ensure that they keep adequate documentary proof that they have the student's permission.
Educational licensing cannot be relied upon for non-academic activities such as social activities (both on and off-campus), community outreach, fund-raising and worship programmes. Staff and students should check with the Copyright Officer to ensure their activity is covered by the current Avondale licensing agreements.
The Library holds a number of books published by the Australian Copyright Council that will assist in the understanding and implementation of Australian Copyright law.
Relevant websites include:
Australian Copyright Council
APRA Australasian Performing Rights Association
Attorney General's Department
Australian Digital Alliance
CAL - Copyright Agency Limited
CCLI Christian Copyright Licensing International
Copyright Act 1968
PPCA Phonographic Performance Company of Australia
The following must be signed off by the designated officer of the Copyright Committee before being distributed:
All third party copyright digital or electronic material (print of audio visual) which staff provide for students to access via Moodle, must be placed on the Library's E-Reserve server.
The following may be audited by the Copyright Officer and/or Copyright Agencies for compliance with copyright legislation and Avondale's Copyright policy:
Any non-compliance activities will be brought to the attention of those responsible. Failure to take appropriate action will be brought to the attention of the Copyright Committee and result in disciplinary action.
Lake Macquarie Campus
Copyright Officer Marilyn Gane 02 4980 2129 (x129)
Copyright Assistant Rose-lee Power 02 4980 2133 (x133)
Audio-visual Officer Ben Gibbs 02 4980 2132 (x132)
Manager of CAL Electronic Records Michelle Down 02 4980 2134 (x134)
Academic Use Paul Race 02 9487 9629
Tracey McDonald 02 9487 9640
Non-academic use Drene Somsundram 02 9487 9617
Avondale Intellectual Property Policy [AR.04]