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Useful links

The following websites provide further information about copyright.

Copyright Act 1968

The Australian Copyright Act is available from the Australian Government ComLaw website.

Related Curtin policies & procedures

Australian Copyright Council

The Australian Copyright Council is a non-profit, member-based organisation whose objectives include assisting creators and other copyright owners to exercise their rights effectively. Their website contains useful information sheets on a range of topics for creators and users of copyright material.

Copyright collecting societies

Copyright collecting societies represent copyright owners and may be useful if you are a copyright owner, if you are trying to locate a copyright owner, or if you are trying to get permission or a licence to use a copyright work that is not covered by one of the University’s statutory licences.

  • Copyright Agency Ltd represents authors, publishers and journalists. It negotiates the Statutory Licence for the copying of print materials by educational institutions and other organisations.
  • Screenrights represents owners of copyright in films, scripts, music and sound recordings and negotiates the Statutory Licence for the copying of radio and TV broadcasts by educational institutions.
  • APRA AMCOS comprises of the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners’ Society (AMCOS). APRA AMCOS represents composers, writers, music publishers and other owners of copyright in music.
  • PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia) represents record companies and recording artists. It licenses anyone publicly playing sound recordings or music videos.