Copyright is important because it gives creators control over their creative works.
This gives creators the ability to earn a living from their works and/or to control how their works are used or disseminated.
The WA Department of Training and Workforce Development has two licence agreements that enable teaching staff at WA state training providers (STPs) to make multiple copies of works for the purpose of educating students.
These licences are:
> the text and artistic works licence under Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968, administered through the Copyright Agency – which covers both hard copy and electronic source material
> the broadcast licence under Part VA of the Copyright Act, administered by Screenrights.
Note that these licence agreements are for educational use only, ie such copies cannot be sold for commercial purposes or for profit, used in a private / domestic scenario or to market the STP.
This guide provides copyright information and links, but not legal opinion, which is relevant to staff and students at WA State Training Providers.
For legal advice and further copyright guidance, please contact your Institute librarian or seek help from the organisations listed in the Copyright Information Sources box on the right.
This guide contains some material from:
WestOne's guides on Copyright, WestOne services: Intellectual Property Unit.