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Statutory licence

Further Information

  • Students and copyright
  • Copy outside a licence


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Section 113P of the Copyright Act (referred to as the Statutory Licence) allows universties to copy and/or communicate a limited amount of print and graphic material, or audio-visual material, for the educational purposes of the University.

Print and graphic material

Copying allowances and procedures vary depending on the type of work you want to copy.

Broadcast audio visual material

The licence is restricted to the copying of broadcast material, that is, material from television, cable or satelite television and radio. Pre-recorded, commercial audio-visual material is not covered by the licence.

The audio visual copying procedures contain details of the copying allowances and details of the use of pre-recorded purchased and hired audio visual material.


A requirement of the Statutory Licence is that UWA participates in copying surveys approximately every four years.

If your area is to be the subject of one of these surveys you will be advised of the details in advance.