Screenrights collects information about the programs that are copied and communicated by educational institutions for educational purposes and allocates royalties to those programs.
Most educational institutions get copies of programs from Resource Centres. Resource Centres are similar to libraries, and they are licenced by Screenrights to make copies on behalf of educational institutions. Resource Centres report information about the programs that are copied and communicated to Screenrights, and we pay royalties to the rightsholders in those programs based off these records.
Educators currently have access to the following Resource Centres in Australia: Clickview; TV4Education; InfoRMIT; and Screenrights’ own service, EnhanceTV.
For more information about what educators can do under their Screenrights licence, see https://www.screenrights.org/screen-audiences/screenrights-licences/australian-educational-licences/.
Screenrights collects data in relation to the use of programs across the Australian financial year, 1 July to 30 June, with royalty payments commencing the following December. This means that it can take between 6 – 18 months before rightsholders may receive a royalty payment for the use of their programs. For example, if a program was broadcast and copied in July, the royalty payment would be made in December the following year.