Photocopiers and Computers
Prescribed Notices for Equipment Including Photocopiers, Computers Etc.
Under the Copyright Act 1968, prescribed copyright notices are required to be on or near all University equipment that can be used for copying or communicating copyright material in any format. These notices provide some protection for the University in the event of staff or student infringements. Faculties, Departments and Libraries are asked to ensure that the appropriate notices are clearly visible.
Equipment able to create print reproductions:
The print reproductions notice of the Copyright Act is to be displayed on or near any University photocopiers, scanners, PCs and any other equipment that has print copying facilities. This includes the ability to create electronic reproductions (digitisation).
Equipment able to create audio-visual reproductions:
The audio-visual reproduction notice of the Copyright Act is to be displayed on or near any University equipment that has the ability to reproduce audio-visual material. This includes videocassette recorders (VCRs), cassette players or personal computers (PCs). This includes the ability to create electronic reproductions (digitisation).
Where university equipment has the ability to copy both print and audiovisual material, such as PCs able to download images, text films and recorded music, it is necessary to display both notices (s.39A and s.104B of the Act) on or near each workstation. It is not necessary to have a notice per machine as long as the notices are visible from each machine.