Source: Black, S. (2020).
All students and staff have obligations under the Australian Copyright Act, 1968 (Cth). These resources help you understand how to apply Copyright and Creative Commons guidelines.
COVID-19 and the move to online learning has had a big impact on Australian schools. To provide clarity for teachers the National Copyright Unit (NCU) has published the following information on their SmartCopy web site.
Copyright, Creative Commons and Public Domain are a few terms you will need to understand as each comes with different legal obligations. Often, but not always, you will see a icon that indicates what type of licence is being used. This lets you know what you can and can't do.
Use the following SmartCopying resources to gain a basic information of Copyright in Australia, as well as information about what you can and can't do. This information comes from the National Copyright Guidelines. For more information see also the Australian Copyright Council eBooks located under the Bookshelf section of this guide.
The main exception for teachers and lecturers enables them to perform and communicate copyright material in class without the need for permission if:
Some examples of the application of this exception include:
It’s important to note that this exception will not apply in situations where:
Source: Webster, N., & Australian Copyright Council. (2017, p.11.). '3.2 Performing and communicating copyright material in class' in Copyright in the Classroom : A Practical Guide. Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia: Australian Copyright Council. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1581228&site=ehost-live&scope=site&authtype=ip,sso&custid=mggsvic&ebv=EB&ppid=pp_11
"Streaming Netflix, Spotify, YouTube and podcasts in classIn some situations, educational institutions can rely on an exception that allows them to stream television, films, sound recordings and other content in class for educational purposes without needing any further permission if certain conditions are met. See Part 3.2. of Copyright in the Classroom : A Practical Guide.
Source: Webster, N., & Australian Copyright Council. (2017, p.17.). '5.6 Streaming Netflix, Spotify, YouTube and podcasts' in Copyright in the Classroom : A Practical Guide. Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia: Australian Copyright Council. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1581228&site=ehost-live&scope=site&authtype=ip,sso&custid=mggsvic&ebv=EB&ppid=pp_27