Copyright Information

 

  • Whitireia staff and students are expected to comply with the copyright law
  • Whitireia has policies and procedures on copyright which all staff and students are expected to conform to.
  • The polytechnic has licences from Copyright Licensing Limited (CLL) and Screenrights which permit a certain amount of legal copying
  • The Copyright Co-ordinator at Whitireia is available to answer any queries
  • Other useful information about copyright can be found at the University of Waikato site

Copyright Legislation

  • The main act affecting copyright can be accessed at the CLL site at http://www.copyright.co.nz
  • See updated version of the Copyright Act
  • CLL Licence Regulations
  • Up to 15 pages of all or part of a single work (e.g. short story) in a collection of works even if the works are published separately
  • One or part of one article from a periodical publication, or additional articles from the same periodical publication if they are on the same subject
  • An artistic work (such as an illustration) where it is copied as part of a textual work and is an integral part of that work
  • A complete work, only where the work is out of print or unavailable in sufficient quantity within a reasonable time at the normal price (subject to prior written approval from Copyright Licensing Ltd)
  • The CLL licence does not allow copying from the Internet, New Zealand newspapers, music or works stipulating that they may not be copied under a licence provided by a copyright collecting society. Copying of this material must be in accordance with the Copyright Act, and where appropriate, specific permission should be obtained from the copyright holder

Screenrights : recordings from radio and television

  • A license agreement with Screenrights means that Whitireia staff and students can make recordings of radio or television broadcasts for educational purposes
  • All recordings must be clearly labelled and printed video labels are available from the library

PMCA : Copies from Newspapers

A license agreement with PMCA means that Whitireia staff and students can make copies from newspapers for educational purposes. The licence applies to academic, general staff, and students copying for educational purposes. You may:

  • Copy articles from the print media publications set out in the Publications List including to make photocopies, on paper both ad hoc and systematically, of articles taken from PMCA publications
  • Fax articles taken from PMCA publications
  • Digitally scan articles, or receive digital copies of PMCA publication articles from a third party, for circulation by email or other electronic means (including by secure electronic network) and otherwise record, copy and/store the copyright material
  • Distribute and communicate articles on CD/DVD and on any other material
  • Make multiple copies of the same article solely for inclusion in course material for use by enrolled students
  • Copy no more than 5 articles from any single edition of a publication each day
  • The licence does not include a licence to copy advertisements

PMCA Publications 

Download a list of publications represented by the PMCA in PDF format.

Material Not Covered

  • The above licences do not cover certain types of copyright material
  • Copying of this material must be in accordance with the Act, and where appropriate, specific permission should be obtained from the owners following the clearance procedures
  • Material not covered includes:
  1. Works stipulating that they may not be copied under a copyright licence
  2. Works downloaded from the Internet
  3. Printed music (including the words)
  4. Loose maps and charts
  5. Unpublished religious orders of service
  6. House journals (publications for employees)
  7. Photographs and/or illustrations published separately from a work
  8. Privately owned work (issued for tuition purposes and limited to a clientele who pay fees)
  9. Theses, dissertations and student papers

 

 

 

 

 

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