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Copyright for Teaching Staff

Copyright information and guidance for teaching and learning

Lectures & LearnJCU

Can I add this article to my LearnJCU site?

You should not add third-party material directly to your LearnJCU site as a PDF, as LearnJCU is not designed to manage copyright clashes. It is better to link to the item (e.g. link to the PDF in the database through the Library's holding, or link directly to a freely available resource online) - but the preferred means of adding third-party material to your LearnJCU site is to use the Readings platform.

Add the article to a reading list, and link this list, or list section (e.g. Week 5 Readings) into your LearnJCU site via the Readings linking function. 

Linked readings appear like this in your LearnJCU site:Readings LTI logo - a green stylised book with a capital R on one "page"

Any articles or chapters used in your LearnJCU site must be managed via the Readings platform, to ensure copyright compliance across campus.

I don't have time to make a list with all of my articles. What now?

We understand that everyone is time poor, and library staff will help as much as possible, subject coordinators and lecturers are expected to create and populate their own lists. Your discipline Liaison Librarian  can provide the necessary help and assistance. See the Readings Guide for instructions.

Can I add this YouTube video to my LearnJCU site?

Students may be given the direct link to YouTube videos, however copies cannot be made without permission. YouTube should be linked to only with caution, as the original may be infringing copyright. Check carefully!

For YouTube and other platforms that allow embedding (such as Twitter), you can embed the content in your site instead of linking out to it.

Can I make this film clip available online?

Commercial films may not be copied or put online (unless a licensed agreement permits).

The Library has access to a number of options for obtaining broadcast material (such as ClickView) and several databases for streaming video. Contact your Liaison Librarian to discuss your needs.

You should not include links to videos (or embed videos) that should not be publicly available without permission. For example, if you have paid to access material through a course, and you notice the videos are not password protected, you should not assume it is safe to link to those videos as if they were public. Always check to see you have permission to share the content before using it.

Copyright Warning Notice

The copyright warning notice for educational purposes should be used if you wish to make copyright material available online, to students for teaching purposes. An example of this might be your lecture PowerPoint presentation. 

Display the notice prominently for example as the first slide in the PowerPoint, or the cover sheet of a PDF. It should appear either before or at the same time as the copyright material is communicated appears on the screen. 

Any Readings you use under the Copyright Act have this notice inserted automatically, your lecture materials and recorded lectures do not. 

The warning reads: Commonwealth of Australia Copyright Regulations 1969. Warning: This material has been reproduced and communicated to you by or on behalf of James Cook University in accordance with section 113P of the Copyright Act 1968 (Act). The material in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Any further reproduction of communication of this material by you may be the subject of copyright protection under the Act. Do not remove this notice.

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.Acknowledgement of Country

Creative Commons Licence
Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) 4.0 International License. Content from this Guide should be attributed to James Cook University Library. This does not apply to images, third party material (seek permission from the original owner) or any logos or insignia belonging to JCU or other bodies, which remain All Rights Reserved.