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Types of Royalties

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Screenrights collects and pays secondary royalties from Australia and New Zealand. Read below to learn more about where these royalties come from.

Educational Use in Australia

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In Australia, educational institutions can copy any program from a television or radio broadcast, and communicate that copy, provided that the institution has a Screenrights licence. The films, TV shows, documentaries and other screen projects that are copied by educators are used in the classroom for educational purposes.

The licences fees paid by educational institutions become educational royalties.

Screenrights collects information about the programs that are copied and communicated for educational purposes and allocates the educational royalties to those programs.

Educational Use in New Zealand

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In New Zealand, educational institutions can copy any program from a television or radio broadcast and from the internet, and communicate that copy, provided that the institution has a Screenrights licence. The films, TV shows, documentaries and other screen projects that are copied by educators are used in the classroom for educational purposes.

The licences fees paid by educational institutions become educational royalties.

Screenrights collects information about the programs that are copied and communicated for educational purposes and allocates the educational royalties to those programs.

Government Use in Australia

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In Australia, government departments can copy any program from a television or radio broadcast and from the internet, provided that the Commonwealth or State government has a Screenrights licence. The films, TV shows, documentaries and other screen projects that are copied by government departments are used for purposes of the Crown.

The licences fees paid by the Commonwealth and State governments become government copying royalties.

Screenrights collects information about the programs that are copied for the purposes of the Crown and allocates the government copying royalties to those programs.

Retransmission in Australia

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In Australia, cable and satellite providers, mobile phone service operators, IPTV providers and other emerging technological platforms can simultaneously retransmit the free-to-air channels over their networks as part of their overall service offering, provided they have a Screenrights licence.

The licences fees paid by the cable and satellite providers, mobile phone service operators, IPTV providers and other emerging technological platforms become retransmission royalties.

When a channel is retransmitted, so too are all the films, TV shows, documentaries and other screen projects on the channel. Screenrights collects information about the programs that are retransmitted and allocates the retransmission royalties to those programs.