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Warning notices and labels

PLEASE NOTE: From 22 December 2017 there is a new electronic warning notice that covers both the previous Part VA and Part VB warning notices. Any unit materials that include third party copyright material and are communicated electronically must include this new version of the notice.

This section deals with the notices and labels which must be used in conjunction with copying under the University’s Statutory Licences:

Equipment notices

Heads of Schools and organisational areas are required to ensure that the prescribed notices are displayed in the vicinity or attached to all University equipment capable of copying. The notices provide some legal protection in the event that staff or students infringe copyright using equipment supplied by the University.

  • Equipment for copying print material:
    The prescribed Section 39A Notice must be displayed in the vicinity of, or attached to, any University photocopiers, scanners, computers and any other equipment which is capable of copying in the print medium.
  • Equipment for copying audio-visual material:
    The prescribed Notice under Section 104B of the Digital Amendment Act and Section 103C of the Copyright Act 1968 must be displayed in the vicinity of, or attached to, any machines that can copy audio-visual material, e.g. video/DVD recorders, computers.
  • If a piece of equipment can copy both print and audio-visual material (e.g. a computer which can be used to download images, text, films and recorded music), both the s.39A notice and the s.104B notice must be displayed together.

The notices must be A4 in size (297mm by 210mm). The wording of the notice must not be altered in any way. For copies of the equipment notices, contact the Copyright Team.

University’s Statutory Licences electronic warning notice

There is a prescribed electronic warning notice which must be used for material copied and communicated under the University’s Statutory Licences.

The electronic warning notice MUST be displayed on or immediately before each electronic copy or communication made under the provisions of the University’s Statutory Licences. The notice needs to be located in such a way that a student using the material will see it.

Do NOT use this notice for material copied outside the normal provisions of the Statutory Licences – see section other exceptions to copyright. The notice is for electronic communication so it is NOT necessary to display the notice on photocopies (e.g. hardcopy handouts).

There is no prescribed size for the warning notice, provided it is legible. The format and wording of the notice cannot be amended.

Examples of where to place the notice:

Music Licence information notice

There is a prescribed notice and information you must attach to music recordings copied and communicated under the University’s Collective Music Licence. The copy must have:

  • The following notice:
    “This recording has been made by Curtin University under the express terms of an educational licence between it, ARIA AMCOS, APRA and PPCA and may only be used as authorised by the University pursuant to the terms of that licence.”
  • The following information:
    • The title of each musical work,
    • the name of each composer, lyricist and arranger of the musical work and
    • if the recording is an ARIA Sound Recording, the artist/group name, and the record company label.