As an educational institution, the university has access to Statutory Licences which allow for copying set amounts of text, graphics, and broadcast recordings for educational purposes, without having to contact individual copyright owners for permission. The University pays annual licence fees to be able to copy this material for students, and these funds are distributed to content owners in the form of royalty payments. For reading material (e.g. text based readings), it is essential that material gets uploaded via a Reading List prepared by the Library to ensure that appropriate payment is made for that work. The Library will also manage the amounts that can be copied for different formats.For educational purposes, the Statutory Licence allows for copying:
- Portions of books, articles, and other physical or digital texts (through Readings service)
- Images used for educational purposes in PowerPoint presentations for topic lectures (when using the University’s provided slide template)
- Broadcast recordings from free-to-air television, cable tv, and radio (does not include online streaming services or DVDs)
In all cases, copies must only be supplied to students enrolled in an award and access must be password protected. The Statutory Licence does not cover use for other university activities outside of university teaching.
The licence for text and graphic material is managed by the Copyright Agency, and the broadcast licence is managed by Screenrights Ltd.