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Music allowances

Further Information

Copying allowances

Contact

Email the Copyright Officer

Staff and students can make recordings of musical works in certain circumstances.

The music works must be represented by a music collecting society: Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS), Australasian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) or the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA).

  1. Making audio recordings of copyright musical works
  2. Making video recordings of copyright musical works
  3. Playing or performing copyright music
  4. Making recordings of University events
  5. Copies of recordings of University events
  6. Music on hold
  7. Communicating musical works (online) for teaching purposes
  8. Listening not downloading
  9. Music society members

Making audio recordings of copyright musical works

UWA staff/students can make audio recordings of copyright musical works for educational purposes provided they are:

  • intended to be played at a University event
  • of a University event
  • for analysis as part of a course of instruction
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Making video recordings of copyright musical works

UWA can make video recordings which include copyright musical works for educational purposes provided they are:

  • of a University event
  • made by students as part of a course and only played at a University event
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Playing or performing copyright music

UWA staff or students may play or perform copyright music:

  • for educational purposes – that is, in a course
  • at officially recognised University events (provided that no entry fee is charged)
  • for the sole benefit of University employees in the workplace (for example, playing a radio or CD at their work station).
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Making recordings of University events

UWA can make an audio or video recording of a University event at which copyright musical works are played or performed.

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Copies of recordings of University events

Copies of recordings of University events can be made for UWA students or staff, strictly for their own private or domestic purposes either at no cost, or on a cost-recovery basis only.

A copy may be held in the archives for access by staff and students only.

Recordings may not include any advertising or promotional material.

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Music on hold

Telephone systems throughout the University may play music on hold.

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Communicating musical works (online) for teaching purposes

UWA staff may communicate audio or video recordings featuring musical works via the University’s intranet services or online teaching systems (including remote access for distance education students), provided that:

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Listening not downloading

Access granted to audio or video recordings is for the purpose of listening only.

The licence does not grant any right to download any copyright musical works from material made available via the University’s Intranet or online teaching systems.

All music copied under this licence must come from original, commercially produced recordings of any format. The recordings need not be owned by the University but must be copied by the University. Use of infringing copies of musical works will not be protected by this licence.

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Music society members

AMCOS [PDF, 93.1 KB]
Updated 11 Dec 2012


AMCOS [RTF, 48.5 KB]
Updated 28 Feb 2013


ARIA [PDF, 305.0 KB]
Updated 11 Dec 2012


ARIA [RTF, 66.1 KB]
Updated 28 Feb 2013


PPCA [PDF, 1.3 MB]
Updated 11 Dec 2012


PPCA [RTF, 476.0 KB]
Updated 28 Feb 2013


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