Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)
Classification Level 1
University-wide concern. Impacts on reputation and funding.
Associated Legislation
Associated Standards None
Associated Codes None
Associated Information
Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body Attorney-General's Department
Administrative Name
Administrative Address  
Administrative Phone 1300 555 727
02 6141 6666
Administrative Email copyright@ag.gov.au
Administrative Website http://www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtections/IntellectualProperty/Pages/default.aspx
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate Jonathan Powles, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
Compliance Coordinator Berenice Scott, Copyright Officer
Business Units Impacted
  • Academic Quality Unit
  • Advancement, Communications, and Events Directorate
  • Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
  • Audit and Risk Directorate
  • Australian Business Research Institute
  • Australian Sheep Industry CRC
  • Business Intelligence and Data Governance
  • Centre for Agriculture and Law
  • Centre for Applied Research in Social Science
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Collaborative Research Centres
  • Corporate Communications Unit
  • Corporate Planning and Analytics
  • CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies
  • English Language Centre
  • Facilities Management Service Directorate
  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
  • Financial Performance and Analytical Services
  • Heritage Centre
  • Heritage Futures Research Centre
  • Human Resource Services Directorate
  • Information Technology Directorate
  • Institute for Rural Futures
  • Learning and Teaching Transformation
  • Legal Office
  • Marketing and Public Affairs
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Legal and Governance Officer
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations)
  • Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor and CEO
  • Oorala Aboriginal Centre
  • Policy and Governance Unit
  • Records Management Office
  • Research Centres and Institutes
  • Research Services
  • Rural Properties
  • School of Education
  • School of Environmental and Rural Science
  • School of Health
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
  • School of Rural Medicine
  • School of Science and Technology
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Student Grievance Unit
  • Student Success
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education
  • UNE Business School
  • UNE Council
  • UNE Foundation charitable trust
  • UNE Foundation Limited
  • UNE International
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Medical Centre
  • UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd
  • UNE Residential System
  • UNE Sydney
  • University Library
  • University Secretariat
  • Yarm Gwanga
Overview The Copyright Act 1968 establishes copyright as a type of legal protection for people who express ideas and information in certain forms. The most common forms are writing, visual images, music and moving images. Copyright protects the form or way an idea or information is expressed, not the idea or information itself. There is no system of registration for copyright protection in Australia, as copyright protection is free and automatic. A work is protected automatically from the time it is first written down or recorded in some way, provided it has resulted from its creator's skill and effort and is not simply copied from another work.Copyright protections are protected in most other countries and copyright works from most other countries are protected in Australia. Certain educational institutions and institutions assisting people with a visual or intellectual disability may make multiple copies of works for educational or other specified purposes, or may make special versions of works under statutory licences. Such statutory licences give the copyright owner a right to be paid equitable remuneration through an approved collecting society. Copying may also be done without infringement of copyright when done by libraries and archives for students.

Under the Free Trade Agreement with the United States, Australia agreed to extend the duration of copyright. As a result, the rules now are that copyright generally lasts for the life of the creator plus 70 years, and where duration depends on the year of publication, it lasts 70 years after it is first published.

Compliance Obligations

Return to Top Comply with legislation
Description Compliance with legislation
Impacts
Responsible Manager Blanca Pizzani, Director Library Services and University Librarian
Coordinating Officer Berenice Scott, Copyright Officer
Coordinating Unit University Library
Oversight Committee/Group None
Business Units Impacted
  • Academic Quality Unit
  • Advancement, Communications, and Events Directorate
  • Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
  • Audit and Risk Directorate
  • Australian Business Research Institute
  • Business Intelligence and Data Governance
  • Centre for Agriculture and Law
  • Centre for Applied Research in Social Science
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Corporate Communications Unit
  • Corporate Planning and Analytics
  • English Language Centre
  • Facilities Management Service Directorate
  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
  • Financial Performance and Analytical Services
  • Heritage Centre
  • Heritage Futures Research Centre
  • Human Resource Services Directorate
  • Information Technology Directorate
  • Institute for Rural Futures
  • Learning and Teaching Transformation
  • Legal Office
  • Marketing and Public Affairs
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Legal and Governance Officer
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations)
  • Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor and CEO
  • Oorala Aboriginal Centre
  • Policy and Governance Unit
  • Records Management Office
  • Research Services
  • Rural Properties
  • School of Education
  • School of Environmental and Rural Science
  • School of Health
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
  • School of Rural Medicine
  • School of Science and Technology
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Student Grievance Unit
  • Student Success
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education
  • UNE Business School
  • UNE Council
  • UNE Foundation charitable trust
  • UNE Foundation Limited
  • UNE International
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Medical Centre
  • UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd
  • UNE Residential System
  • UNE Sydney
  • University Library
  • University Secretariat
  • Yarm Gwanga
Obligation Framework
Associated Legislation
Associated Standard None
Associated Code None
Associated Information
Management Tools
Rule None
Policy Copyright Policy
Knowledge Assets and Intellectual Property Policy
Protocol None
Procedure None
Guideline None
Other Websites
 
Return to Top Copyright licences
Description The University has entered into agreements, negotiated by Universities Australia on behalf of Australian universities, with the copyright societies. UNE participates in licence agreements with Copyright Agency (for text and graphic works) and Screenrights (Broadcast Radio and TV) to manage statutory licence arrangements; and with the music collection agencies for the voluntary Tertiary Music Licence. The costs of these licences are distributed to the Faculties and Centres on an EFTSU basis using data from CIU.
To support licence compliance, the Copyright Officer offers services including: copyright web pages are maintained, a 'Copyright for Educational Purposes' training session is presented bi/annually and on request; educational developers receive a training session annually, and individual advice is provided to UNE staff as required.
Copyright monitoring surveys occur periodically for the statutory licence.
Impacts Breach of our licence obligations, including non-payment of licence costs would result in the University not being able to rely on the licences for teaching purposes.
Responsible Manager Blanca Pizzani, Director Library Services and University Librarian
Coordinating Officer Berenice Scott, Copyright Officer
Coordinating Unit University Library
Oversight Committee/Group None
Business Units Impacted
  • Academic Quality Unit
  • Advancement, Communications, and Events Directorate
  • Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
  • Audit and Risk Directorate
  • Australian Business Research Institute
  • Business Intelligence and Data Governance
  • Centre for Agriculture and Law
  • Centre for Applied Research in Social Science
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Corporate Communications Unit
  • Corporate Planning and Analytics
  • English Language Centre
  • Facilities Management Service Directorate
  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
  • Financial Performance and Analytical Services
  • Heritage Centre
  • Heritage Futures Research Centre
  • Human Resource Services Directorate
  • Information Technology Directorate
  • Institute for Rural Futures
  • Learning and Teaching Transformation
  • Legal Office
  • Marketing and Public Affairs
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Legal and Governance Officer
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations)
  • Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor and CEO
  • Oorala Aboriginal Centre
  • Policy and Governance Unit
  • Records Management Office
  • Research Services
  • Rural Properties
  • School of Education
  • School of Environmental and Rural Science
  • School of Health
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
  • School of Rural Medicine
  • School of Science and Technology
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Student Grievance Unit
  • Student Success
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education
  • UNE Business School
  • UNE Council
  • UNE Foundation charitable trust
  • UNE Foundation Limited
  • UNE International
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Medical Centre
  • UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd
  • UNE Residential System
  • UNE Sydney
  • University Library
  • University Secretariat
  • Yarm Gwanga
Obligation Framework
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standard None
Associated Code None
Associated Information
Management Tools
Rule Online Learning Resources Rule
Policy Copyright Policy
Protocol None
Procedure None
Guideline None
Other Websites
 
Return to Top Radio station - Music
Description To meet copyright obligations in regards to playing music and content at the radio station several licences are required:
1. APRA AMCOS - these licences cover the copyright obligations in respect of songwriters and composers who create the music. The three licences include
(a) Broadcast of music from the radio station
(b) Reproduction of music: To copy songs on to storage devices to use in programs and to use APRA AMCOS Production Music in sponsorship announcements.
(c) Simulcast (webcasting) and Podcast on the station’s website (radio station only).
2. PPCA - this licence covers the artists who perform the content.
Impacts
Responsible Manager David Schmude, Director UNE Life
Coordinating Officer Adam Towie, Corporate Services Manager
Coordinating Unit UNE Life
Oversight Committee/Group None
Business Units Impacted
  • UNE Life
  • University Library
Obligation Framework
Associated Legislation
Associated Standard None
Associated Code None
Associated Information None
Management Tools
Rule None
Policy None
Protocol None
Procedure None
Guideline None
Other Websites
 
Return to Top Venue - Music
Description To meet copyright obligations in regards to playing music and content at any University venue, including:
(a) the cimema
(b) the sporting facilities
(c) the Stro and Booloominbah Cafe
several licences are required:
1. APRA AMCOS - these licences cover the copyright obligations in respect of songwriters and composers who create the music.
2. PPCA - this licence covers the artists who perform the content.
Impacts
Responsible Manager David Schmude, Director UNE Life
Coordinating Officer Adam Towie, Corporate Services Manager
Coordinating Unit UNE Life
Oversight Committee/Group None
Business Units Impacted
  • UNE Life
  • University Library
Obligation Framework
Associated Legislation
Associated Standard None
Associated Code None
Associated Information None
Management Tools
Rule None
Policy None
Protocol None
Procedure None
Guideline None
Other Websites