Licenses at Curtin

Copyright licenses are written agreements which allow certain uses of material.

Curtin University subscribes to three licenses that allow our staff to use some copyrighted material without needing to request permission. The way material can be used depends on the terms and conditions of the licenses. The University Library manages and monitors the use of the copyright licenses.

A licensing agreement with Screenrights allows Curtin staff to copy and communicate broadcast TV and radio programs. The following conditions apply:

  • The agreement only covers material captured from broadcasts in Australia, including programs on the free-to-air networks and Foxtel. It does not cover online video on-demand subscription services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Stan.
  • Use must be for Curtin’s educational purposes
  • Access must be restricted to Curtin staff and students
  • Electronic copies must include a copyright warning notice
  • The agreement has no copying limits, so you can copy part or all of a program.

For more information, see the Audiovisual page.

The licensing agreement with APRA AMCOS allows Curtin staff and students to copy, store, communicate, and publicly perform music.

Music can be used for educational purposes, for University events, and at University premises subject to the conditions of the licence.

For more information, see the Audiovisual page.