If you teach at the University it is likely that you will use copyright material created by other parties in your lectures, course materials and study guides. The University is able to rely on a number of exceptions and licences to use material for educational purposes, although these all come with conditions and limitations so it is important that you familiarise yourself with them:
- Playing material in classrooms (s28)
- Copying and communicating works and broadcasts (Educational Statutory Licence)
- Performing, copying and communicating music and sound recordings (Music Licence)
- Inclusion of material in an examination (s200)
- Use of material if it meets the criteria of a special case (s200AB).
In some cases, the University may have negotiated permissions or licences from the copyright owner (eg electronic journals). In these cases, you must abide by the terms of the relevant permission or licence.
Even where you are able to use any literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works and cinematograph films without infringing copyright, you must still ensure that the creator’s moral rights are not infringed.
Producing material for non-award courses
These educational exceptions contained in the Copyright Act may only be relied on when copying materials for students who are enrolled in an award based course of study at the University. This excludes any developmental courses or courses which are delivered to organisations on a fee-for-service basis, as well as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Third party materials may only be included in teaching materials for such courses if permission has been obtained from the relevant copyright owner.