Under the Australian Copyright Act, educational institutions can copy and communicate print material, music and programs from television and radio, provided they enter into an agreement with the appointed copyright society and pay a licence fee.
Screenrights provides licences for broadcast television and radio.
Copyright Agency is for print.
APRA AMCOS is for music.
Screenrights is a non-profit organisation. Revenue collected from the licence fee is distributed back to our members, the rightsholders, to support them in creating new content.
Screenrights licenses schools, tertiary institutions and universities to copy from television and radio, and to put copied programs on an intranet, email them and manage them using a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Blackboard or Moodle. Our licences cover most schools, all Australian universities, and many other tertiary institutions including private colleges. The licence also allows you to legally access content copied from television or radio by third party services, such as Clickview, TV4Education, Informit EduTV and EnhanceTV.
If you are unsure as to whether your institution is licensed, please contact us.
Access programs anywhere, anytime with resource centres. With your Screenrights licence, you can sign up to a third party service to make the copies for you, and to stream them to you. Services are available from Clickview, TV4Education, InfoRMIT and Screenrights’ own service, EnhanceTV. Read more here.
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