Course Title: Implement copyright arrangements

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6160 Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Title: Implement copyright arrangements

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 20

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Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


515T Creative Industries


Term1 2022

Course Contact: Alan Woodruff

Course Contact Phone: +61399254307

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Course Description

This unit addresses the implementation of copyright arrangements, including sourcing copyright information, gaining clearance to use other people’s material and protecting material from unauthorised use.

At RMIT, the unit CUACMP311 Implement Copyright Arrangements is delivered together with CUAIND502 Maintain and Apply Creative Arts Industry Knowledge. However it is assessed separately.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre or co requisites for this unit.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUACMP311 Implement copyright arrangements


1 Source Information on copyright

1.1 Identify sources of information on copyright, to determine what is and what is not protected by copyright

1.2 Identify the role of copyright collecting societies

1.3 Identify and discuss copyright laws and regulations with relevant personnel

2. Obtain permission to use copyright material

2.1 Identify copyright owner's exclusive rights to creative work

2.2 Determine need for copyright clearance and identify potential for use of copyright material in accordance with laws and regulations that govern copyright in Australia

2.3 Discuss and confirm copyright clearance issues with relevant personnel

2.4 Determine if moral right or performer's rights need to be credited

2.5 Obtain and record copyright clearance permissions in accordance with organisational requirements


3. Protect material from unauthorised use

3.1 Confirm original work as being the results of individual or collaborative effort

3.2 Discuss and formally record copyright ownership or proportional ownership with relevant personnel

3.3 Identify and confirm individual or collaborative copyright responsibilities

3.4 Identify potential infringements to copyright claims

3.5 Apply copyright notices on creative works in accordance with legal obligations and workplace policies and procedures

3.6 Prepare, date and store documentation to track copyright notices.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to apply relevant information, regulations and laws to working in the creative industries, with a particular emphasis on writing for the screen. You will also be able to apply your knowledge of copyright to protect your own creative work.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations, tests and through the application of learned skills and insights to your writing tasks.