Did you know that when a teacher copies material out of books, journals or off the internet and makes it available to students it attracts fees payable under the education statutory licence?
Currently the national copyright fees paid by educational institutions to collecting societies are approximately $90 million a year. ACU pays a substantial amount in its own right.
As part of our licencing agreement with the Copyright Agency we are required to provide a sample of our copying when called to do so. This enables the Copyright Agency to make royalty payments to the copyright owners of the works we copy. ACU’s sampling period will run from September to November 2018. If you would like more background, visit our Statutory Licences information sheet.
What you must do
Fortunately, the Library will do all the sampling – you won’t have to fill in any forms or keep records of your copying.
If you have scanned or copied resources from books, journal or from the internet directly in the ‘add a file’ part of LEO you will need to remove them from that part of LEO before 1 September, 2018 and place them into an Equella-CAL or Leganto reading list. This will ensure we comply with the terms of our licence and also contribute to copyright owners receiving their royalties. If you need assistance please see our Reading Lists in Leo page.
If your reading lists are in Equella-CAL or Leganto all the hard work is done. We simply ask that you review your reading list, ensuring they only have copies of relevant current readings for teaching purposes. Non-essential readings or readings that are out of date should be removed to keep licence fees as low as possible.
If you are using copies of open educational resources (open access/ Creative Commons), simply ensure the citation/reference includes licence.
Links to online resources on external websites or in Library databases are not included in the sample, so in relation to sample preparation, you don’t need to take any action