This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use and respect copyright. It covers maintaining control over the copyright owner's work, commercialising copyright material, preventing the unauthorised use of an original work and using other party's original work legitimately. It applies to people who may be authors, creators or other owners of works covered by copyright. It also applies to employees who have a role in ensuring that their organisation's copyright is protected and/or that their organisation uses others' copyright appropriately to benefit the organisation without infringing the rights of copyright owners.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - review and interpret information to determine how copyright applies in the organisation; - implement and review organisational policies and procedures to ensure that own and others' original works are protected; - recommend actions to address risks and infringements; - communicate advice or recommendations about copyright to a range of stakeholders, and; - identify the need for training on copyright and implement training as appropriate.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - outline the legislative framework for copyright and its application to the organisation; - list and describe the types of works that attract copyright; - identify sources of information and advice on copyright; - explain methods to limit or deter unauthorised use of copyright material; - explain direct and indirect infringement; - give examples of action to take if infringement occurs; - give examples of when authorisation for use of copyright material is needed and how to obtain it; - outline different types of licenses and how they apply to the organization, and; - outline options for commercialisation of copyright and potential benefits for the organisation.

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