The education statutory licence allows education institutions to prepare and deliver materials to students for online learning. For materials containing text and images, there are 4 main requirements.
|Requirement||What this means|
|1. the institution is covered by payment arrangements with Copyright Agency||There are payment arrangements in place for:
|2. the material is copied and/or shared for educational purposes||Education purposes includes:
|3. the material is not used for any other purpose||Institutions need to take steps to make sure that materials are not used for any other purposes, for example by:
|4. the institution does not copy or share more than a reasonable portion of a publication that is available for purchase||An 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.
Provided these requirements are met, an institution can copy and share any material containing text and images that is available to it, including digital and print material. It can digitise (scan), duplicate digital copies, and upload to a server. It can 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.
- Copyright Agency has developed an online product called FLEX to help educators and librarians prepare and deliver course material
- the education statutory licence also allows copying and sharing of broadcast content such as TV programs (managed by Screenrights): see here
- there are also licensing arrangements for music managed by APRA AMCOS and PPCA: see here
- the Australian Copyright Council provides expert information and advice including a range of information sheets and guides for the education sector: see here
- staff in schools and TAFEs can see the National Copyright Unit guidelines here
- staff in universities can contact their copyright officer for assistance
25 March 2020Share Tweet