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  • From: Jessica Coates <j2.coates AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [cc-au] podcasts
  • Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 15:13:06 +1000

Hi Tim

This isn't legal advice, but as I understand it amendments were made to the
Copyright Act recently to extend the schools licence for broadcasts to
include podcasts that are just copies of broadcasts (eg podcasts of Radio
National shows). However, it doesn't cover 'free standing' podcasts - ie
podcasts that were made independently and have never been a broadcast.

Have you checked the licence on the website the podcast is available from?
Lots of sites let material be used for non-commercial or educational purposes.

Or you can always go to the podcaster and ask their permission - this is
always the easiest way if you have any doubt.

There's a good fact sheet on use of podcasts by educational institutions
here: Actually,
the Smartcopy website is a great place to go for any copyright questions for
educational institutions.

Jessica Coates
Project Manager
Creative Commons Clinic
Queensland University of Technology

ph: 07 3138 8301
fax: 07 3138 9598
email: j2.coates AT

-----Original Message-----
From: cc-au-bounces AT
[mailto:cc-au-bounces AT] On Behalf Of Timothy Cotsford
Sent: Thursday, 8 May 2008 9:42 AM
To: cc-au AT
Subject: [cc-au] podcasts

Dear list,

I'm trying to find some information about podcasting. I'm informed that our
Screenrights licence covers us for material sourced from broadcasters, but
one of our lecturers has got a podcast from another educational institution
(hasn't told me which one) that he wants to distribute to his students. I'm
not sure about the legality of this and would appreciate any info/advice
anyone has


Tim Cotsford
Information Services Librarian
Australian College of Physical Education
8 Figtree Drive
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Phone: (02) 80612767
Fax: (02) 80612799
Email: tcotsford AT

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  • [cc-au] podcasts, Timothy Cotsford, 05/07/2008
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