The copying or reproduction (both from hardcopy and digital) and electronic communication of copyright materials is subject to the Copyright Act. The Copyright Act grants universities a licence which enables staff to copy and communicate literary, dramatic, artistic and musical works for educational purposes. This licence is commonly referred to as the “Part VB Licence”.
The Part VB Licence can only be relied on if the following criteria are met:
These limits can be summarised as one chapter or 10% of a book, and one article from a journal issue.
In the digital environment there are some further requirements:
The DRMC plays a key role in compliance by checking that the digitisation of materials is within the limits set by the Act and placing the warning notice on the digitised version. However it is still your responsibility to comply with the other requirements.
If you want more information about copying and communication of radio and TV broadcasts see Part VA Licence.
If you want more information about using music in your teaching then see Music Licence.