Answered By: Corporate Communications
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2018     Views: 376

Yes. The Copyright Agency Statutory Licence agreement 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.

Staff can print multiple copies in hard-copy form and distribute these to students. You can also make copies in electronic form (e.g. via email) but you will need to attach the 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 the Copyright Agency Statutory Licence agreement 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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