Changes to copyright law

If you use copyright materials in your teaching or course of work at UNE, recent amendments to the Copyright Act may be relevant to you.  Most of the provisions take effect on 22 December 2017 in time for the 2018 academic year.

These include:

  • disability provisions, covering the use of copyright material by or on behalf of someone with a disability;
  • new exceptions which allow libraries and archives to more easily preserve their collections;
  • simplified statutory licensing arrangements for copying or communicating materials for educational purposes; and
  • duration of copyright in unpublished material to align it with published material (from 2019).

To find out more detail about these changes, a brief overview will be provided at the following times:

TimeDatePlace
11.00-11.30 AM
3.00-3.30 PM
Thursday, 14 December

Letters Room, First Floor, Dixson Library

No booking is required.

A copy of the Act is available at the Parliament of Australia site.