Changes to the Copyright Act – Information for Staff

In 2017, amendments were made to the Copyright Act. The amendments covered four key areas:

  • The statutory licences for educational purposes – which we rely on to make copyright material available to students, for example via Readings Online.
  • Providing material in accessible formats to staff and students with disabilities.
  • The preservation of material held in Library, Archives and Cultural collections.
  • The duration of copyright in unpublished works.

The amendments simplify existing provisions, making it easier for staff to comply with copyright requirements when using copyright material for these purposes.

Staff are encouraged to attend an information session in April to find out more about the amendments and how it will affect them.

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