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  1. Am I permitted to copy multimedia works for educational purposes?

    In general, copyright in print, musical and artistic works as well as some sound recordings and film contained in a multimedia product will not be infringed where the copy or communication is done under a statutory or voluntary licence or fair dealing exception.

    For further information, see:

    2.9: Multimedia 
    Education Licence A: Statutory Broadcast Licence
    Education Licence B: Statutory Text and Artistic Licence

    For all other uses of multimedia products, a school or TAFE can rely on the flexible dealing exception, where:

    • the copy is made for the purposes of educational instruction;
    • the use is non-commercial;
    • the circumstances are a special case;
    • the use does not conflict with the normal exploitation of the work; and
    • the use does not unreasonably prejudice the copyright owner.

    For further information on the above flexible dealing requirements, see information sheet "The New Flexible Dealings Exception - What am I allowed to do?"

  2. Can I copy clip art to use in class?

    You should always check the terms and conditions on the website as many websites allow free educational use of clip art, eg. most uses of Microsoft Clip Art by schools are free.

    If there are no relevant terms and conditions, then you can copy images and text within the copying limits of the Statutory Text and Artistic Licence.

    See Education Licence B: Statutory Text and Artistic Licence for further information

    Teachers should become familiar with websites that allow free educational use. They include:

  3. Can I copy an image from a digital photo library to use in class?

    Yes.This is permitted under the Statutory Text and Artistic Licence, provided that the website allows you to make copies of the images.

     See Education Licence B: Statutory Text and Artistic Licence for further information

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  4. Can I copy a still image from a multimedia work and incorporate it into a teaching resource?

    Yes.; This is permitted under the Statutory Text and Artistic Licence.

    See Education Licence B: Statutory Text and Artistic Licence for further information

  5. Can I copy music from a multimedia work and incorporate it into a teaching resource?

    Yes.You will be able to copy music from a multimedia work and incorporate it into a teaching resource under the flexible dealing exception, provided:

    • the copy is made for the purposes of educational instruction;
    • the use is non-commercial;
    • the circumstances are a special case;
    • the use does not conflict with the normal exploitation of the work; and
    • the use does not unreasonably prejudice the copyright owner.

    For further information on the above flexible dealing requirements, see information sheet "The New Flexible Dealings Exception - What am I allowed to do?"

  6. Can I copy students’ work on to a CD-ROM that I intend to use as a teaching resource?

    Yes. This is permitted within the limits of the Statutory Text and Artistic Licence.

    If you want to copy more than is permitted under the Statutory Text and Artistic Licence, you need to obtain permission from the students (and their parents if the students are under eighteen years old).

  7. Can I copy images from a CD-Rom?

    Yes. This is permitted within the copying limits of the Statutory Text and Artistic Licence.

    See Education Licence B: Statutory Text and Artistic Licence for further information

    You should always check whether the CD-Rom is protected by an Access Control Technological Protection Measure. See information sheet, "Copyright Protection Measures and the Copyright Amendment Act" or contact your local Copyright Manager for further advice.

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