The Educational Licensing Scheme provides a License for University of South Australia staff to copy and communicate certain third party copyright materials for the educational purposes of the University without the need to obtain permission from the Copyright Owner.
For your course materials to comply with Australian copyright law all copying and communication MUST be undertaken in Australia. If you wish to copy material in an off-shore location you MUST abide by copyright laws and regulations of that country.
You can make course materials available to your students if:
Text and Images
Artistic works (images, diagrams, maps, cartoons, paintings, photographs, sculptures, etc)
Books, Plays, Transcripts (film, radio, television) Scripts (film, radio & TV) exceeding 10 pages
Periodical publications (articles in magazines, journals, newspapers)
Anthologies (conference proceedings, collection of poetry, short stories, essays)
Television and Radio broadcasts
You may use recordings of television and radio broadcasts in your offshore teaching materials, in reliance on the Educational Licence as long as the broadcast is taped in Australia on behalf of the University of South Australia and access restricted to University of South Australia enrolled students. This includes podcasts and vodcasts originally aired as free-to-air broadcasts in Australia and which are available from a Broadcaster's website. Please refer to TV and Radio Broadcasts for further conditions and marking requirements.
There is no limit on how much or what type of material can be copied. Broadcasts of commercials, documentaries, feature films and television shows can all be copied in reliance on the Licence regardless of their commercial availability.
There are no limits on the number of copies you can make; however, each copy must be clearly labelled and deposited in the Library before you can use it in reliance on the Licence.
NOTE: Commercially purchased audio-visual materials are NOT covered by Educational Licensing Scheme. If you intend to use commercially purchased or hired audio-visual materials offshore please contact Ask The Library.
It is recommended that access to electronic versions of course readings should be organised through the University's Digital Readings Service (DRS). The Digital Readings Service supports staff by managing the copyright compliance requirements for readings it digitises and makes available through the Library catalogue.