Department of Education

Copyright and Intellectual Property

Copyright and Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property and Copyright

Intellectual Property (IP) is the umbrella term given to a range of legal and moral rights that protect owners of literary and artistic creations e.g. music, artworks, scientific and industrial works and discoveries e.g.

  • copyright
  • trademarks
  • patents

Most IP in education will be copyright and is covered by Federal Government legislation, the Copyright Act 1968.
The Copyright Act applies to Independent Public Schools and Public Schools alike.


 

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Licence agreements for schools

The Department of Education has a number of statutory and voluntary licence agreements that enable staff in schools to make multiple copies of works, within limits for educating their students.

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Use of digital material

This section refers to schools using resources and material in a digital format.

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Copying for students with disabilities

A special Statutory Licence is provided to assist persons with disabilities.

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Working in central and regional education offices

Any third party materials used within objects placed on the department’s Intranet or Internet site must be copyright cleared.

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Copyright notices

There is a legal requirement for schools to display notices around equipment that can be used for copying.

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Copyright teaching resources

Resources to assist you to teach students about copyright

Copyright and Intellectual Property
http://det.wa.edu.au/copyright/detcms/portal/

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Copyright material available on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence
Exclusions may apply: https://www.education.wa.edu.au/ed/cc984d