Answered By: Corporate Communications
Last Updated: Nov 25, 2016     Views: 308

Yes. The Part VB statutory licence scheme allows staff to copy most types of copyright texts or graphic works for educational purposes as long as access is restricted to Curtin staff and students. There are strict limits on how much can be copied:

  • 10% of the words/pages in a book or one chapter (whichever is greater);
  • One article from a journal or newspaper (or more than one if they deal with the same subject matter); 
  • 15 pages from an anthology.

You can print multiple copies in hard-copy form and distribute these to students. You can also make copies in electronic form (e.g. on a CD-ROM or by emailing an electronic file) but you will need to attach the Part VB electronic warning notice

Please note that copies of book chapters, journal articles or conference papers must not be directly uploaded to Blackboard as per the University Copyright Procedures. Instead, staff must add all material copied under Part VB into their Reading Lists, so Library staff can source the material as required, check publisher licensing restrictions, attach relevant warning notices and provide access through the Library Catalogue and Blackboard.

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