The University of South Australia is signatory to a commercial music licence negotiated by Universities Australia and the Music Collecting Societies, which allows participating universities to reproduce and/or perform music from an extensive repertoire of musical works, for educational purposes and at University events. There are no limits on how much of a work may be copied, only the circumstances in which music can be copied or performed.
If you provide students with teaching materials or recordings of University events that contain excerpts of copyright music, the teaching resource/recording or its packaging must carry the following Notice:
This recording has been made by the University of South Australia under the express terms of an educational licence between it, ARIA, AMCOS, APRA and PPCA and may only be used as authorized by the University of South Australia pursuant to the terms of that licence.
The following information must also be included:
If you don’t know the source of the work, you need to indicate this with the following statement:
Source unknown. All reasonable efforts have been taken to identify the copyright owner of this material. If you are the copyright owner or know who they are, please contact email@example.com.
Copying sheet music for inclusion in an examination paper
Under Section 200(1) of the Copyright Act, you may copy up to the whole of a piece of sheet music for inclusion in an examination paper. For more information about copying for exam, please refer to What is 'Fair Dealing'?
Performing music in class
Section 28 of the Copyright Act allows staff and students of the University to perform or play a musical work or sound recording in class, provided that:
If you wish to make a recording of the performance, you may do so only as permitted under the University's Music Licence.
Copying sheet music for teaching purposes
Under the University’s Educational Licence, you may copy limited amounts of printed sheet music for inclusion in course packs, or to hand out to students in class. As a general rule, you may copy:
Making a single copy by hand
Under Section 200(1)(a) you may make a single copy by hand of up to the whole of a piece of sheet music for use in class. You must not subsequently reproduce the hand copy by photocopying or any other means.
Research or Study
Staff and students may copy limited amounts of print (sheet) music for their research or study. For more information, refer to: