The university makes copies of text and broadcast materials available to students under the educational statutory licence in the Copyright Act 1968. Digital copies of materials made under the licence must have warning notices attached.
The Library attaches the notice to all readings in QUT Readings and to broadcast materials made available in QUT Media Warehouse.
The wording of the notices is prescribed in Regulations under the Copyright Act and may not be changed. There is nothing in the Regulations about precisely where the notice must be placed or how large it has to be. However, the notice must appear on the screen before or at the same time as the copied material. It is not acceptable to offer the notice as a click through link that gives the viewer the option to bypass it. The notice does not have to appear on a printout from the electronic version.
These notices should be used only with material copied in reliance on these parts of the Copyright Act. They should not be used with material copied with permission of the copyright owner or under any other blanket licence.
The Act imposes strict obligations on universities to bring copyright obligations to the attention of staff and students. Each licensed electronic copy and licensed communication MUST contain the following prominently displayed electronic notice: