Course Title: Implement copyright arrangements
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
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 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
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
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
1.1 Identify sources of information on copyright
Element 2 Obtain Permission to use copyright material
2.1 Identify copyright owner's exclusive rights
Element 3 Protect material from unauthorized use
3.1 Confirm original work as being the result of individual/collaborative skill and effort
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will consist of
reading set texts/documents
You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading and study.
|Class||Planned Class Activities||Elements and
|1||Course Guide, course aims, explanation of assessment tasks |
Introduction to the concept of copyright
Identifying sources of copyright information
|2||Introduction to Australian Copyright Act (1968) |
Exclusive rights of © owners
Protection of rights
|3||Copyright in the music industry – |
Creators, publishers, licensees, licensors etc
|2.1 – 2.3|
|4||Copyright collection societies – roles & responsibilities||1.3|
|5||Moral rights and performer’s rights||2.4|
|6||Individual and collaborative copyright creation/ownership |
Copyright infringement – penalties/remedies
|3.1 – 3.4|
|7||Copyright clearance issues |
Fair use etc
Open Book class test
|8||Copyright documentation and notices |
Test return & discussion
Australian Copyrighr Act (1968)
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of underpinning knowledge and practical application.
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
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.
Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity
All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.
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. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees
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