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Copyright Statutory License Notices and Labels

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 of, or attached to, 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, PCs and any other equipment which is capable of copying in the print medium. [view notice]

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. videocassette recorders (VCRs), cassette players or personal computers (PCs). [view notice]

If a piece of equipment can copy both print and audio-visual material (e.g. a PC 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.

Size of notices: The notices must be A4 in size (297mm by 210mm). The wording of the notice must not be altered in any way.

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Part VB electronic warning notices

There is a prescribed electronic warning notice which must be used for material copied/communicated under the University's Part VB copyright statutory licenses. [Part VB Electronic Warning Notice]

When to use the notice

The Part VB electronic warning notice MUST be displayed on or immediately before each "licensed electronic copy or communication", i.e. each electronic copy or communication made under the normal provisions of the university's copyright statutory licenses (Part VA or Part VB).

Do NOT use this notice for material copied outside the normal provisions of the Part VB license, e.g. insubstantial portions, Curtin material, material copied with the permission of the copyright owner, textbook material and electronic resources copied in accordance with contractual agreements (including Library database, e-journal and e-book agreements). (See section on Special Circumstances.)

It is NOT necessary to display the notice on photocopies (e.g. hardcopy handouts and readers).

Size of the notice

There is no prescribed size for the warning notice (though it must be legible) but its format and wording cannot be amended.

Where to place the notice on PowerPoint presentations

For a Powerpoint presentation which will only be shown in class, not subsequently reproduced on CD-ROM or a website, you only need to display the warning notice once, at the beginning of the presentation. For your convenience, a PowerPoint slide incorporating the notice is attached. [Introductory PowerPoint slide containing Part VB electronic warning notice].

Where to place the notice on CD-ROMs, websites, etc.

The Part VB license requires that the warning notice be displayed on or immediately before each copy or communication made under the license. The notice needs to be located in such a way that a student using the material copied/communicated under the license will see it.

Ideally the warning notice should be located so that if a student views/downloads only that part of the CD-ROM, website, etc containing the material copied/communicated under the Part VB license, he/she will see the warning notice.

The University recognizes that this will sometimes be difficult or distracting to achieve, especially for diagrams, illustrations etc copied under the statutory license. Advice is being sought regarding acceptable alternatives, if any.

Pending this advice, it is suggested that you use one of the following options

PowerPoint slides:

Include a reduced version of the notice at the bottom of the slide containing the material copied/communicated under the Part VB license. [Sample]

If this is not possible, make a cross-reference from the slide containing the copyright material to a separate slide containing the warning notice. For example, include the warning notice on an introductory slide. On the slide containing the material copied under the Part VB license, include a cross-reference to the introductory slide. [Sample]

Word files:

Place a reduced version of the notice in the footer of the page containing the material copied/communicated under the Part VB license. [Sample]

If this is not possible, make a cross-reference from the page containing the copyright material to a separate page containing the warning notice. For example, include the warning notice on a page at the beginning/end of your Word file. On the page containing the material copied under the Part VB license, include a cross-reference to the introductory warning notice page. [Sample]

HTML:

Use a Java script to incorporate the notice in a "pop-up" box which will appear when the copyright material is viewed.

If this is not possible, make a link from the page containing the copyright material to a separate page containing the warning notice. For example, include the warning notice in a file. On the page containing the material copied under the Part VB license, include a link to the file containing the warning notice page.

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Part VA labels and electronic warning notice

There is a prescribed label which must be used to mark analog copies of broadcasts made under the Part VA statutory license. [view label]

The label must be used on each analog copy of a broadcast made under the Part VA license and any container in which such a copy is kept.

There is no requirement to mark or label copies which are made in electronic form (e.g. a copy stored on a CD-ROM or computer hard-drive).

However, if such a copy is communicated electronically (e.g. online), the Part VA electronic warning notice must be used. [Part VA Electronic Warning Notice]

There is no prescribed size for the warning notice (though it must be legible) but its format and wording cannot be amended.

The Part VA warning notice must only be used for material being communicated electronically under the Part VA license. Do NOT use the notice for material being communicated outside the license, e.g. Curtin material, material copied with the permission of the copyright owner, textbook material and electronic resources copied in accordance with contractual agreements (including Library database, e-journal and e-book agreements). (See section on Special Circumstances.)

The notice must appear either before or at the same time as the material being communicated under the Part VA license appears on the screen.

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