The Copyright Act 1968 includes a number of notice and labelling requirements when copying and communicating copyright material. These requirements are outlined below.
Prescribed copyright notices are required to be on or near all University equipment that can be used for copying or communicating copyright material regardless of format. These notices provide some legal protection for the University in the event that staff or students infringe copyright using equipment supplied by the University. All University organisational areas including Faculties, Departments and Libraries are asked to ensure that the appropriate notices are clearly visible.
A prescribed notice must be displayed on or near any print based copying equipment such as photocopiers, scanners and computers.
A separate prescribed notice must be displayed on or near all equipment able to make audio-visual reproductions such as DVD or hard disc recorders and computers.
Where University equipment can copy print and audiovisual material (such as computers) it is necessary to display both notices on or near each piece of equipment.
The notices above must be A4 in size (297mm by 210mm) and the wording of the notice must not be changed.
Note that it is not necessary to have these notices "attached" to each piece of equipment. However, the notices must be clearly visible to a person using the equipment.
The are some labelling and notice requirements when copying and communicating copyright material under the University's statutory and music licences. Note however that you should not use the labels or notices below when copying copyright material outside these licences.
There is a prescribed warning notice which must appear on, or immediately before electronic reproductions of text and images communicated to students under the University's Part VB statutory license. There is no prescribed size for the notice but the wording must be legible. The wording of this notice cannot be changed.
There is a prescribed warning notice which must appear immediately before electronic reproductions of broadcasts communicated to students under the University's Part VA statutory license. There is no prescribed size for the notice but the wording must be legible. The wording of this notice cannot be changed.
The warning notice is not required if the communication is made within the premises of an educational institution and it cannot by any means provided by the institution be electronically copied or further communicated. A streaming only version of the broadcast material is an example where the notice is not required.
Analog copies of broadcast material (i.e. a video tape or its container) must be labelled with the date of the broadcast and the date the copy was made. It is good practice to label digital copies of recorded broadcast (e.g. copies made on DVDs) in a likewise fashion however this is not mandatory.
All copies of music made under the Music Licence must carry a prescribed notice and full details of the composers (artists, lyricists, arrangers etc) and record company under which the recording was made.
Print disability copyright notices
There are prescribed notices when making copies and communications of copyright material to assist print disabled persons. More information is available on the Making copies to assist print disable persons web page.