Course Title: Implement copyright arrangements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: COMM5913C

Course Title: Implement copyright arrangements

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4276 - Certificate IV in Sound Production

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dobe Newton
9925 4815

Program Administration  - Adam Lovell

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with skills and knowledge required to implement individual or collaborative arrangements.
After satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
• Apply knowledge and understanding of exclusive rights of Australian copyright owners.
• Demonstrate an ability to source information to organise copyright arrangements.
• Understand the role of major organisations – Copyright Council, AMCOS, APRA, PPCA etc.
• Understand fair use provisions.
• Identify Performer’s Rights and Moral Rights.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements


Element 1 Source Information on Copyright

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify sources of information on copyright
1.2 Determine what is and is not protected by copyright
1.3 Identify and determine role of copyright collection societies
1.4 Check copyright legislation with appropriate person


Element 2 Obtain Permission to use copyright material

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify copyright owner's exclusive rights
2.2 Determine need for copyright clearance and identify potential for fair use of copyright material
2.3 Discuss and confirm copyright clearance issues
2.4 Determine if moral rights or performer's rights need to be credited
2.5 Obtain and accurately record copyright clearance


Element 3 Protect material from unauthorized use

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Confirm original work as being the result of individual/collaborative skill and effort
3.2 Discuss and formally record copyright ownership/proportional ownership
3.3 Identify and confirm individual/collaborative copyright responsibilities
3.4 Identify potential infringements to copyright and activities that will not infringe copyright
3.5 Apply copyright notices on creative works in a correct manner
3.6 Prepare, date and store documentation to track copyright requirements

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of
Classroom lectures/discussions
practical exercises
reading set texts/documents
You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading and study.

Teaching Schedule


ClassPlanned Class Activities          Elements and
1Course Guide, course aims, explanation of assessment tasks
Introduction to the concept of copyright
Identifying sources of copyright information
  1.1, 1.2
2Introduction to Australian Copyright Act (1968)
Exclusive rights of © owners
Protection of rights
  1.4, 2.1
3Copyright in the music industry –
Creators, publishers, licensees, licensors etc
  2.1 – 2.3
4Copyright collection societies – roles & responsibilities  1.3
5Moral rights and performer’s rights  2.4
6Individual and collaborative copyright creation/ownership
Copyright infringement – penalties/remedies
  3.1 – 3.4
7Copyright clearance issues
Fair use etc
Open Book class test
8Copyright documentation and notices
Test return & discussion
  3.5, 3.6

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Australian Copyrighr Act (1968)
Blackboard Online resources, Notes supplied during class


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of underpinning knowledge and practical application.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete all of the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard.

Assessment task Notes
1 Demonstrate (through Q&A) an understanding of the basic principles – rights and clearances (Ungraded / Formative) Week 6
2 Research copyright infringements and remedies (Ungraded / Formative) Week 8
3. Produce appropriate © notices for recordings (Graded / Summative) Week 7
4. Complete open-book copyright test (Graded / Summative) Week 8

You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Grades used in this course are as follows:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
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