Common Copyright Issues at SACS
Two common issues in the Library and/or classroom in regards to Copyright are photocopying and playing of DVDs.
- Photocopying - “The Copyright Act states that students are permitted to copy a reasonable portion of a literary, dramatic or musical work in both print and electronic form for the purpose of research or study. Reasonable portion is defined to be 10% of the number of pages or one chapter if the work divided into chapters.” (Students and copyright, National Copyright Unit. Retrieved August 13, 2014 from http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/information-sheets/schools/students-and-copyright/students-and-copyright/students-and-copyright)
- Playing DVDs – Please only use material borrowed from the school Library. Playing legal DVDs purchased overseas and not yet cleared in Australia, and pirated DVDs puts the school and involved staff at risk of civil penalties.
Copyright is changing constantly and is hard to generalise. Please use the links below for further information: