- CUFCMP301A - Implement copyright arrangements
Implement copyright arrangements
This unit addresses the implementation of copyright arrangements, including sourcing copyright information, gaining clearance to use other people's material and protecting material from unauthorised use. It has application to people involved in using/creating original works, including literary works, computer programs, compilations, artistic works, dramatic works, musical works, cinematograph films, sound recordings, broadcasts, photographs, photographic imagery and published works.
This unit does not address assigning copyright and licensing rights. This is addressed in:
CUFCMP501A Manage and exploit copyright arrangements.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Source information on copyright
1. Identify sources of information on copyright
2. Determine what is and is not protected by copyright
3. Identify and determine role of copyright collection societies
4. Check copyright legislation with appropriate person
Obtain permission to use copyright material
6. Identify copyright owner's exclusive rights
7. Determine need for copyright clearance and identify potential for fair use of copyright material
8. Discuss and confirm copyright clearance issues
9. Determine if moral rights or performer's rights need to be credited
10. Obtain and accurately record copyright clearance
Protect material from unauthorised use
11. Confirm original work as being the result of individual/collaborative skill and effort
12. Discuss and formally record copyright ownership/proportional ownership
13. Identify and confirm individual/collaborative copyright responsibilities
14. Identify potential infringements to copyright and activities that will not infringe copyright
15. Apply copyright notices on creative works in a correct manner
16. Prepare, date and store documentation to track copyright requirements
numeracy skills sufficient to determine the duration of copyright arrangements
literacy skills sufficient to read copyright information and to complete copyright documentation
learning skills sufficient to maintain knowledge of copyright issues
teamwork skills sufficient to work with collaborators when discussing copyright ownership
problem solving skills sufficient to recognise problems that arise from copyright ownership discussions and to seek expert advice on solving them
technology skills sufficient to use documentation systems for tracking copyright requirements and for accessing/downloading copyright material
basic understanding of copyright principles/legislation relevant to implementing copyright arrangements
recognised procedures to determine copyright ownership
function of the Australian Copyright Council as it relates to own work context
The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
Overview of assessment
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Evidence of the following is essential:
ability to source information and seek appropriate assistance as required to organise copyright arrangements, and ability to apply this information to day-to-day work activities
knowledge of copyright principles/legislation.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Assessment must ensure:
access to a range of relevant and current industry information materials, such as the Copyright Act 1968, Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000 and Australian Copyright Council information sheets
access to an environment where copyright information can be applied and copyright ownership discussed
access to appropriate personnel to check copyright legislation
access to appropriate technology to source copyright information and prepare copyright documentation
access to appropriate learning and assessment support when required
use of culturally appropriate processes and techniques appropriate to the language and literacy capacity of learners and the work being performed.
Method of assessment
The following assessment methods are appropriate for this unit:
direct observation of the candidate obtaining permission to use copyright material
case studies to assess ability to identify sources of information on copyright
written and verbal questioning or interview to test knowledge of the sources of information and the role of copyright collection societies
problem solving activities to assess ability to recognise problems that arise from copyright ownership discussions
review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate.
Guidance information for assessment
Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:
CUFIND201A Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUFIND301A Work effectively in the screen and media industries.
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
Sources of information may include:
Australian Copyright Council
copyright collection societies
industry information sheets and journals
union publications (newsletters, magazines, bulletins and letters).
Copyright collection societies may include:
Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Ltd (AMCOS)
Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA)
Christian Copyright Licensing International
Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL)
International copyright collection societies
Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA)
Word of Life International.
Appropriate person may include:
agents/artists' managers/industry managers
Australian Copyright Council representatives
copyright collection society representatives
employee association/union representatives
industry/industry association representatives
Exclusive rights may include:
communicating the work to the public
importing the work into Australia
licensing and assigning the work
making an adaptation of the work
making the work public for the first time
performing/showing/transmitting the work in public
reproducing the work.
Fair use of copyright material may include:
new exceptions for consumers and new flexible dealing exception
professional advice by a lawyer, patent attorney or trade mark attorney
research, study, criticism or review.
Moral rights may include the right of the creator:
not to have their work falsely attributed
not to have their work treated in a derogatory way
to be attributed (or credited) for their work.
Performer's rights may include:
the moral rights in performances
the ownership of copyright in sound recordings
the rights to control recording and communication of their performances.
Original work may include:
artistic works, e.g. paintings, drawings, cartoons, sculpture, craft work, architectural plans, buildings, photographs, photographic imagery, maps, plans, special effects make-up
broadcasts, e.g. television, radio
cinematograph films, e.g. film, video, DVD
compilations, e.g. anthologies, directories, databases
dramatic works, e.g. choreography, screenplays, plays, mime pieces, performances
textual material, e.g. journal articles, novels, screenplays, poems, song lyrics, reports.
Copyright notices may include:
for sound recordings, the letter P (for phonogram) in a circle or in brackets is used
the symbol Â©, followed by the name of the copyright owner and the year of first publication.
Documentation may include dated copies of:
digital media products
letters or other communications with people who have access to the original work
music (presented in any media or format)
Regulation, licensing and risk - Compliance
This unit contains employability skills.