Astrid Bovell on July 12th, 2011
Well did you? Lately we’ve received a couple of queries about putting up copyright notices with material so I thought I’d use the blog to make things a little clearer.
The Copyright Act has provisions that allow us to make material available to students, and as you may have seen in Helen’s post last week, one of the five things you have to do when making material available is to display the correct Copyright Notice.
If you’re putting together a course pack (printed or electronic), the following copyright notice for course packs should be displayed on the front cover/first page (i.e. before any readings).
|THIS COMPILATION OF STUDENT READING MATERIAL HAS BEEN MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF PART VB OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT FOR THE TEACHING PURPOSES OF THE UNIVERSITY.
FOR USE ONLY BY THE STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE ENROLLED IN THE SUBJECT: [subject name and code]
You should also include on your front cover:
- the name of the department
- the subject name and number
- a description of the purpose for which the materials are made (e.g. Tutorial Readings, Semester 2, 2011)
If you’re using textual material or images in a PowerPoint (or similar) in class, via email or making them available via the LMS, this Part VB Copyright Warning Notice should be displayed prior to any copyright material being viewed. It should be the first slide in the PowerPoint, or in the case of putting material up on the LMS or emailing an item, it should be the first page of the document that the student opens. Alternatively, it can be displayed in the body of the email or on the LMS page that contains links to the material the students will be accessing.
If you’re not sure how to insert it, we have instructions for inserting copyright notices on our website.
If you intend to show broadcasts in class or, make a TV or radio broadcast available via the LMS or email, you will need to display this Part VA Copyright Warning Notice. If you’re showing the broadcast in class, you will need to display the notice prior to the broadcast commencing. If you’re making the broadcast available via email or the LMS, the notice should appear in the body of the email or on the LMS page that contains the links to the material the students will be accessing.
Is this all too hard? Too fiddly and bothersome? Well lucky for you – there are services to assist you. Readings Online and Digital Media Solutions can make your life easier by managing this part of the copyright for you so that all you need to do – is teach.