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.
Did you know that using some else's work without their permission is against the law? Copyright Act, 1968 (Cth).
For more information see the Students and Copyright and the Copyright for Schools information sheets at the Official Guide to Copyright Issues for Australian Schools at Smartcopying.
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The following summary is taken from Copyright in the Classroom: A Practical Guide by Nathan Webster and published by the Australian Copyright Council.
The statutory licence allows an educational institution to copy and communicate text, images and scored music in hardcopy for educational purposes. To copy under the licence, an educational institution must have a remuneration notice with Copyright Agency, the declared collecting society.
In most cases, the amount you can copy is limited to a “reasonable portion”. The Copyright Act deems the following amounts to be a “reasonable portion”:
Source: Webster, N., & Australian Copyright Council. (2017, p.17). 'Licences for educational institutions' 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_17