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  • duration of copyright in unpublished material to align it with published material (from 2019).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:

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

Letters Room, Second Level, Dixson Library

No booking is required.

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

Copyright for educational purposes

UNE staff seeking an introduction to the basics of copyright should be aware of an up-coming training session to be held in the Library. The session will cover:

  • ​​Copyright owner's rights.
  • Fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Act.
  • Educational licences.
  • Moral rights.
  • Copyright for research and publishing.
  • Creative Commons licensing and OERs.
  • Copyright in online units and lecture capture.
  • Upcoming changes to the Copyright Act.
2.00-3.30 PMWednesday, 13 DecemberLetters Room, Second Level, Dixson Library

If you have any questions regarding this session, please contact Berenice Scott, Copyright Officer, on x3227

If you wish to attend this course, please speak to your supervisor. Applications should be made through Web Kiosk.