In the process of your teaching, you may often want to refer to the work of other teachers or authors, to help your students in their understanding of the topic.
There are a number of ways in which you can make the work of others (known as third party content) available, and in this Guide, we will explain the various ways you can do so.
Complying with copyright requirements demonstrates responsible academic practice, sets a good example for your students, and protects your reputation, and the reputation of South Metropolitan TAFE.
Read on, for a guide to the many ways that you can use third-party content to enhance your teaching materials.
"There are many reasons to attribute teaching resources:
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This guide is intended to illustrate how to use third-party content in your educational material at Polytechnic West. For more detailed reading about copyright, see the following sites:
The offical guide to copyright issues for Australian Schools and TAFES.
Australian Copyright Council
Provides advice to people working in educational institutions, galleries, libraries and museums.
Copyright Act 1968
The Copyright Act 1968 is the legislation which controls copyright in Australia.
Copyright Agency Limited (CAL)
CAL administers the provisions of Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968, which allows educational institutions to utilise copyright text and images, through the collection and distribution of licence fees (the CAL Licence).
Screenrights Australia administers the provision of Part VA of the Copyright Act 1968, which allows educational institutions to utilise copyright television and radio programs, through the collection and distribution of licence fees (the Screenrights Licence).
"A simple definition of copyright is that it is a bunch of rights in certain creative works (literary works, artistic works, musical works, computer programs, sound recordings, films and broadcasts) which can be used to stop others from copying the creative works without permission.
At its most basic, copyright is simply the exclusive right to copy.
The rights are granted exclusively to the copyright owner to reproduce (copy, scan, print) and communicate (email, put on Internet) the material, and for some material, the right to perform or show the work to the public. Copyright owners can prevent others from reproducing or communicating their work without their permission. Only the copyright owner can licence or sell these rights to someone else."
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Documents produced by the Australian Copyright Council, covering copyright in educational institutions: