Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968, provides for the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) to collect royalties for multiple copying and online communication of print and graphic works by educational institutions.
Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors Committee) has negotiated an agreement on behalf of Australian Universities with CAL to facilitate remuneration to authors and illustrators. Universities can rely on the agreement to make copies of "reasonable portions" of works for educational purposes, without having to first seek permission from copyright owners.
This licence applies to literary, dramatic, artistic or musical works (sheet music), but it excludes computer programs and software.
A full copy of the Agreement can be found here:
CAL Print & Graphic Licence (Part VB)
See Bulletin #21 for further guidance on 'reasonable portion'.
The reproduction limits under the CAL licence for reproductions from hardcopy to hardcopy and reproductions from hardcopy to digital are:
The reproduction limits under the CAL licence for reproductions from digital to digital or reproductions from digital to hardcopy are:
A communication is the making available of a work online. Some examples include posting the work on a secure Intranet or Internet site or emailing a work.
The limits for communication under the CAL licence are that no more than the limits set out above from one work may be made available at the same time by the whole institution. That is why all electronic articles and chapters must be provided through the Library's Course Resources Online (CRO).
If you want to either reproduce or communicate a work in excess of the limits of the CAL Part VB licence (including on your own course website) then you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright owner. You must then lodge a copy of the written permission with the Library's CRO team or the Copyright Officer for recordkeeping