Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Screenrights Audit


JCU has been selected as one of eleven universities to participate in the 2012-13 Screenrights television and radio survey. The survey will take place over six weeks from 15 April to 26 May 2013.

Under the University’s Screenrights licence, staff are allowed to copy and communicate (make available online and/or via email) programs broadcast on free to air TV, cable and satellite TV and radio. The purpose of the survey is to collect information to enable payment to be made to copyright owners for use of their work.

The following Schools have been selected to participate in the survey:
Arts and Social Sciences
Business
Creative Arts
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Education
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Law

During the survey period you will be asked to indicate whether you have made or communicated (via email or making available online, eg in LearnJCU, etc) any copies of television or radio broadcasts for educational (teaching) purposes. You will do this through the Nielsen online survey system. Once a fortnight during the survey period you will receive an email containing a link to your survey account. Clicking on the link will take you into the system, where you will be asked a couple of quick questions on your copying and communication activity. If you haven’t copied or communicated any programs the survey will take less than a minute each fortnight. If you have made or communicated copies you will be asked to provide some quick details about the program(s) so that payment can be made to the copyright owner(s).   

The survey is compulsory and you will have received your first email from the Nielsen Survey Team on 29 April, covering activity in the first two weeks of the survey period.  You will receive in total 3 emails to cover the 6 week reporting period.  If you miss a reporting period, Nielsen will send you a reminder email.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

Director of Library & Information Services
JCU Copyright Officer

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