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Developing Online Copyright Training

By Curtin Library 13 April 2017 News & events Comments Off on Developing Online Copyright Training

Navigating Australian Copyright legislation compliance often generates uncertainty and confusion; particularly in a digital environment. Curtin University Library has developed a series of short online training modules to assist staff in understanding their entitlements and obligations in relation to copyright.

The six modules cover:

  • Copyright Basics  –  an introduction to copyright and what constitutes copyright infringement;
  • Attribution and Moral Rights – the importance of attributing third party content in teaching material;
  • Fair Dealing – under what circumstances the fair dealing exception can be relied upon;
  • Statutory Licences Part I – applying Statutory Licence Part VB for Text and Graphic works for educational purposes;
  • Statutory Licences Part II – applying Statutory Licence Part VA for TV and Radio Broadcasts and Collective Music Licences for educational purposes; and
  • Curtin University’s Copyright Compliance Systems – the importance of organising unit readings through the Library’s Reading Lists service to ensure teaching units are copyright compliant.

Screenshot from online training

The online copyright training is succinct and packaged in digestible, distinct modules. The modules focus on the most important copyright principles for University staff, building a general awareness of copyright legislation and possible issues.

Further modules, including Copyright for HDR Students, Using Open Access content (Creative Commons, Open Educational Resources and MOOCs) and Copyright for Video, Images and Web Content, are planned for development later in 2017.

The training will be packaged as part of a series developed across the University and targeted at Curtin academic staff for professional learning.

For more information about the copyright training modules, please contact

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