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Copyright 4 Educators (AUS)

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Copyright 4 Educators (AUS)

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Course organiser: Delia Browne
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This course is co-facilitated by Delia Browne and Jessica Coates.

Delia is the National Copyright Director ,Copyright Advisory Group of Australian Schools and Technical and Further Education Institutes(TAFEs). Delia is an extremely experienced intellectual property lawyer. In her current role, Delia manages the National Copyright Unit which provides specialist copyright advice to the education sector and conducts negotiations with collecting societies on behalf of schools and TAFE institutes. Prior to her current role, Delia worked at law firm Minter Ellison providing specialist copyright advice to the education and media/entertainment sectors.

Jessica Coates is the former Project Manager of Creative Commons Australia and the Creative Commons Clinic, a program of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Innovation at Queensland University of Technology. The Clinic aims to examine the legal mechanisms to encourage innovation in the creative industries, and promote and track the implementation of the international open content licensing movement, Creative Commons, in Australia. In this role, Jessica teaches an advanced research unit for the QUT School of Law, is a frequent guest lecturer at institutions around Australia, and presents regularly at national and international industry conferences, workshops and masterclasses. Prior to working for the Clinic, Jessica spent most of the last decade as a copyright and communications policy officer with the Commonwealth Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA). Jessica now works as a copyright adviser to the broadcasting industry.

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A course for educators in Australia who want to learn about copyright, open content material and licensing.


This is a course for educators who want to learn about copyright, open content material and licensing.  It focuses on the Australian jurisdiction. P2PU offers similar courses for other jurisdictions, so check if there is one for yours. Educators who are not in Australia are free to sign-up as well, but the examples and legal details will focus on Australian law.

The course is taught around practical case studies faced by teachers when using copyright material in their day to day teaching and educational instruction. By answering the case scenarios and drafting and discussing the answers in groups, the participants learn:

  • what copyright protects
  • whether exceptions or blanket licences apply
  • when they need to seek permission
  • what is an open education resource (OER)
  • what is a creative common licence
  • how OER and CC benefits teaching  

The goals of this course are:

  1. to help you identify copyright issues in education and give you a firm grounding in copyright, exceptions and licensing
  2. to help you recognise open licences, and find open licence material and apply open licences to resources
  3. to get you thinking, writing and conversing about how to use copyright exceptions and open licences to enable education.



1. My job role as

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Sally Ann Hunter ...
Thu, 2010-09-09 07:18

1. My job role as Intellectual Property Officer for eWater CRC requires that I review eWater publications and also review individuals Intellectual Property in Technical Reports, Scientific Reports and printed media generally. I then log this information onto the eWater Intellectual Property Register. I visit our 4 project teams made up of over 45 partner organisations and present a talk on Intellectual Property at eWater, this covers a small area on copyright.
2. I manage the Publications register and as such tend to have contact with the creators of copyright material.

Your course interests me as I would benefit from having a thorough knowledge of copyright and use by educators. Thank you

Sally this course is

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Delia Browne
Fri, 2010-09-10 08:12

Sally this course is targetted at educators who are able to rely on specific exceptions and blanket licences which allow them to copy and communicate copyright material for educational purposes. So this may not help you in your current role.

We do plan to offer more generalised courses on copyright in the near future which may be better suuted
Happy to include in this course but I am concerned that it may have little relevance to your current role

Hi Delia, I am taking your

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Mary Lydon
Wed, 2010-09-15 04:39

Hi Delia,
I am taking your advice and unsubscribing from the course seeing that we rarely rely on the statutory licences. I would be very interested in a general course. Thank you, Mary

Hi Delia, I would like to

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Merran Walsh
Thu, 2010-09-16 08:39

Hi Delia,
I would like to unsubscribe from this course. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thankyou, Merran Walsh

Hi all,This is Isabella. I'm

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anish carmyn
Mon, 2010-09-20 02:13

Hi all,
This is Anish. I'm a recently graduated (QUT) high school librarian (ex English/German/ESL teacher) who enrolled in this course because I'm constantly confused about educational copyright. I'm particulary interested in copyright laws relating to digital media because my school is virtually entirely ESL, so visual is the way to go here...

To the aqua group - I only have internet access at work, so could we run a discussion or wiki please?

This is Jenny Harpley (Violet

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Jenny Harpley
Thu, 2010-09-23 11:35

This is Jenny Harpley (Violet Group)and I am a Teacher-Libraian (K-6)at a Primary school where I teach IT and library 3 days and teach Kindergarten 2 days a week. I would like to know more about copyright laws to support the staff and the children.I use Skype at home but am a novice when it comes to wikis. But i am willing to learn.