General campus use

Public performance of copyright material is an exclusive right reserved for the copyright owner. You are required to seek permission to perform the material in public if your use isn't covered by a University licence.

The University pays licences which cover some activities and specific circumstances. If in doubt please check with the Copyright Office.

If you intend to perform in public music which is a copyright work check if your use is covered under the Tertiary Music Licence. For all other uses you will be required to seek permission from the rights holder. The  first place to start is to contact the rights agencies to see if the work is within their repertoire.

For performance in education see the copyright for teaching guidelines.

A film can be screened, but the audience must be exclusively Federation students and staff.

Unisports pays a licence fee to make music available to its users.

For University clubs and societies under the University's ABN, use of music is covered under the Tertiary Music Licence. There are factors to consider - check the guide.

Any event or function run by a third party (i.e. a promoter) is not covered by the Tertiary Music Licence.

For more information see the Tertiary Music Licence guide (PDF 787KB) from Universities Australia.

When a third party is promoting an event and using the University buildings, they are required to seek an individual licence.

The Tertiary Music Licence permits the University to:

Perform live music and sound recordings at ticketed graduation ceremonies that are organised and authorised by the University, on or off campus.

There are more rights pertinent to graduations and music, see the Tertiary Music Licence guide (PDF 787KB) from Universities Australia for more information.

The licences which cover University uses do not cover a third party. Event promoters, organisers, and venue hirers must seek their own licences for use of copyright content.

Publishing content to the web requires understanding of copyright when putting up content not created or owned by Federation University.

Images

Graphics and images should be Federation owned, or Open Licenced, or Public Domain. If not you should gain permission or a licence to use.

Videos that capture sound recordings in context

Our Tertiary Music Licence provides coverage for making music and video available online in some circumstances.

  • For AMCOS Works, make them available as a stream on University Social Media Channels and University Websites (that is, websites operated by the University ending in ‘.edu.au’ or ‘.edu’).
  • For ARIA Sound Recordings, make them available on University Websites (that is, websites operated by the University ending in ‘.edu.au’ or ‘.edu’).
  • Sell them in a physical format (like a DVD) to the University Community only for cost recovery purposes.
  • Store them on a password protected University Platform, like a learning management system.
  • Make them available as a stream on University Websites (that is, websites operated by the University ending in ‘.edu.au’, or ‘.edu’)
  • Make them available as a stream on University Social Media Channels.
  • Sell them in a physical format (like a DVD) to the University Community only for cost recovery purposes.
  • Store them on a password protected University Platform such as a learning management system.

Videos that use sound recordings in post-production

  • Sell them in a physical format (like a DVD) to the University Community only for cost recovery purposes; and
  • Store them on a password protected University Platform such as a learning management system.

Note: Videos using sound recordings in Post-Production are not permitted to be shared online.

See the Tertiary Music Licence guide (PDF 787 KB) from Universities Australia for more information or the collecting societies:

APRA AMCOS (Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA) and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS)

One Music (APRA AMCOS and PPCA )

ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association)