The Engineering Institute of Technology holds the Educational Copyright Licence.

In brief:

With this licence all our teachers can copy any third party material to distribute to the students (within the limitations of the licence). This can be done in both hard copy and electronic format and includes whole articles from newspapers or journals, up to 10% of any book or website, as well as the ability to embed any third party material into any resources that IDC may be producing for our online courses. 
Without this licence, no organization is allowed to reproduce any third party material from any source other than where there is a direct licence/subscription in place or permission has been granted from the creator of the work.
Every university, TAFE and school throughout Australia has this licence as well as over 1,000 private colleges, Registered Training Organizations (RTOs) and training arms.

The benefits:

  • Freedom and flexibility Instant access to an abundance of both Australian and international digital and hard copy materials.
  • Convenience and ease – With the licence, IDC no longer needs to identify and search for copyright owners, gain permissions, negotiate terms of use or maintain records when we make a copy for our students.
  • Compliance/risk management - With the availability of digital technology and the Internet, copyright infringement can occur at the click of a button. This licence is an effective way for IDC to increase and/or maintain our current compliance program. 

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