Course Title: Address Copyright Requirements

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4171

Course Title: Address Copyright Requirements

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 20.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2008,
Term1 2009,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

This unit introduces you to the copyright issues involved in protecting creative work (both text and images) from both a writer’s and an editor’s perspective.

You gain an understanding of copyright legislation and its practical application for print and online publications; the difference between assigning and licensing rights; issues to be aware of when signing agreements; the function of the Australian Copyright Council, the Copyright Agency Ltd and international copyright and collection agencies; and strategies for gaining permission to use copyright material.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSADM08A Address copyright requirements


1. Identify copyright issues for the protection and exploitation of products

2. Ensure that copyright protection on creative works or performance is adequate locally and internationally

3. Assign copyright of creative works or performers

4. License rights to creative works or performance

5. Comply with conditions of copyright agreement

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will have knowledge of your rights and responsibilities as both a writer and an editor with regard to copyright

Overview of Assessment

Assessment involves a take-home test. This task tests your understanding of material covered in the copyright unit through discursive and multiple-choice responses to questions.