Exceptions under the Copyright Act means that teachers and students can copy more information for educational purposes than they can for any other purpose. TasTAFE also pays copyright owners under Part VB of the Copyright Act for the use of their material.
There are limits to the amount of material you can copy under these provisions. If you need to copy more you must get the copyright owners permission.
There are exceptions under the Copyright Act that allow the use of music in the course of education. The people listening/performing the music must be either students or teacher or "directly connected to the place where the instruction is given". Smartcopying
This exception does not cover Non Educational use of music. In the case of background music in shared spaces such as libraries, cafeterias, student lounges, restaurants etc TasTAFE purchases the required licences. If you are holding a one off event such as graduations a licence will need to be purchased. Please contact your campus library for help.
Rather than downloading a document to make available to your students, think about providing the link. When you link you are not copying so copyright does not apply.
Want to use a video? Is there an embed code provided? You can use this code to play the video in your PowerPoint or online. Embedding provided code is not copying so copyright does not apply.
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From January 2016 TasTAFE no longer holds a Screenrights Licence. This means that we can not record TV programs and show them in class. The libraries existing collection of TV recordings are still available for educational use.
Clickview & SafetyHub contain excellent collections of videos covering a wide variety of teaching areas. You can also find links to online sources on the Searching Video page.