The statutory education licence allows people working in education institutions to copy, adapt, share and store materials for students, including for online learning.
For materials containing text and images, there are four main requirements.
|Requirement||What this means|
|There are payment arrangements in place for:
If you don’t have a licence, education institutions can apply for a licence online on our RightsPortal.
|2. The material is copied and/or shared for educational purposes||Education purposes includes:
|3. The material is not used for any other purpose||Education Institutions need to take steps to make sure that materials are not used for any other purposes, for example by:
|4. The education institution does not copy or share more than a reasonable portion of a publication that is available for purchase||An education institution copying from a publication that is available for purchase can copy and share 10% of the pages, or a chapter, per student per course. An institution may be allowed to copy and/or share more if that is reasonable, and not detrimental to the content creators if done at scale. For example, if lots of people copy 80% of a book available for sale, instead of buying it, then that is likely to be detrimental to the content creators.
Poster for staff in individually licensed education institutions, such as registered training organisations, here.
Provided these requirements are met, people working in an education institution can copy, adapt, share and store any text and images that they have access to, including digital and print material. They can:
- photocopy, print and scan
- duplicate digital copies, and upload to a server
- share material on a server to students, and email to students, provided the material is only available to the relevant students, and for the necessary time
- adapt, and include in teacher-made resources
Broadcast content and music
- education statutory licence for broadcast content (managed by Screenrights): here
- music in education institutions (APRA AMCOS): here
Videos on copyright
- About the Education Statutory Licence
- Copyright 101: key concepts
- Copyright Myths Busted
- Understand Copyright in a Minute
Information from Australian Copyright Council
This information is for guidance only. It is not legal advice.
November 2022Share Tweet