Copyright for Website Creators assists with understanding and meeting copyright obligations when creating content on the University website or other online platforms that are accessible beyond Curtin staff and students.
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 represent the rights of copyright holders. The following contacts may be useful in locating copyright owners to obtain permission or a licence to reuse a copyright work:
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.
Many online websites offer a range of services to support students in their studies, including on-demand tutors, the sharing of course notes, re-selling of textbooks, and assignment writing services. However, if students upload substantial copies of Curtin copyright materials to these sites this is considered an infringement of Curtin’s copyright and a breach of Curtin policy and procedure.