The Copyright Act requires the University to display notices on individual works copied or communicated for the educational purposes of the University. The University is also required to display prescribed warning notices on University equipment used to make print copies or to create electronic reproductions. These notices provide some protection against the University being found liable for authorising copyright infringements by students or staff.
Under s.39 and s.104 of the Copyright Act, the University is required to display Warning Notices on University equipment which is used to make print copies or to create electronic reproductions.
Where equipment is unsupervised or does not display the required Notices warning users of the implications of their copying practices, the University can be found liable for authorising copyright infringement.
Under s.39A of the Copyright Act, all University of South Australia Faculties, Departments and Libraries must affix this Notice near or on all University equipment which can be used to copy or communicate copyright material, including machines with the capacity to create electronic reproductions.
Sections 135ZP and 135ZS of the Copyright Act permit the University to copy and communicate copyright protected works in an accessible format for use by persons with print or intellectual disabilities.
The Print disability notice must be prominently displayed on each copy made for a person with a print disability in reliance on Section 135P. For communications, the Part VB Notice MUST also appear either prior to or at the same time that the material is communicated to the screen.
The Intellectual disability notice must be prominently displayed on each copy made for a student with an intellectual disability in reliance on Section 135S. For communications, the Part VB Notice must also appear either prior to or at the same time that the material is communicated to the screen.
If you are making an analog copy (audio or video tape), it must be marked with the Part VA label.
Copies must only be distributed to staff and students of the University.
Each copy of a digital recording MUST display the Part VA Warning Notice either prior to or at the same time that the broadcast is being communicated to the screen.
The Part VB Warning Notice must be displayed if you are reproducing or communicating any text, images, or notated music in electronic form. The Notice must be prominently displayed on each copy made in reliance on the Part VB Licence and must appear either prior to or at the same time that the material is communicated to the screen.
For linear files such as PowerPoint presentations, which will only be shown in class, it is acceptable to make the Part VB Notice the first slide of the PowerPoint. Templates which include the Part VB notice are available under PowerPoint Templates.
If you subsequently make the PowerPoint available online to your students, a copy of the Notice needs to be displayed on the same page as each work copied in reliance on Part VB. This will ensure that the user sees the Notice regardless of where they might open the file.