In Australia, the Copyright Act 1968 (the Act), recognises that individuals have the right to protect the moral and economic interests arising from the works that they have created. Without copyright law, there would be no or little incentive for authors and artists to continue to create new material.

The following information outlines guidelines when “reproducing”, “copying”, “photocopying” or “replicating in digital format” any of the PLD materials.

General PLD Education Purposes Copyright Guidelines

The purchasing Educational Institution is granted permission to copy or communicate only a reasonable pro- portion – being no more than 10% or one chapter for educational purposes only.
Any additional usage of this publication requires author’s written consent.
Digital reproduction of this publication or any proportion of it on the public internet is strictly prohibited. Internal digital publication of the publication or any portion of it must be accompanied by a warning in accordance with the Copyright Regulations.
Any reproduction of the works contained in this publication must be attributed to its author and appropriately referenced.

Referencing PLD materials in school policy documents, assignments and all other pieces of writing

If quoting or reproducing someone’s work it is ALWAYS necessary to reference, thereby acknowledging the author, publisher and title of the work. For example:

Rigg, D. (2009) Preparing for the alphabet, PLD Organisation Pty. Ltd. (Publisher) Perth WA.
Rigg, D. & Lans, A. (2009) 5 year old comprehension questions: the establishment of school-based and home- based programs, PLD Organisation Pty. Ltd. (Publisher) Perth WA.

CATEGORY 1: Copying pages for educational purposes

The Australian Copyright Act 1968 (the Act) allows a maximum of one chapter or 10% of the pages of this work, whichever is the greater, to be reproduced and/or communicated by any educational institution for its educational purposes provided that the educational institution (or the body that administers it) has given a remuneration notice to Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) under the Act. For details of the CAL licence for educational institutions contact: Copyright Agency Limited, Level 15, 233 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Telephone: (02) 9394 7600, Facsimile: (02) 9394 7601, E-mail: [email protected]

Reproduction and Communication for other purposes

Except as permitted under the Act (for example a fair dealing for the purposes of study, research, criticism or review) no part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, communicated or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission. All enquiries should be made to the publisher at the address above.

CATEGORY 2: Copying artistic works for educational purposes

Artistic Works include illustrations, photographs, drawings, pictures, and the design components on flash cards, charts and posters. These and other kinds of artistic works are recognised by the Copyright Act 1968:

  • To publish artistic works (e.g. in a book or a newsletter) or to communicate artistic works to the public (e.g. via email or on a website) seek written permission from PLD Organisation.
  • If you want to use all or a “substantial part” of copyright material you need written permission from PLD Organisation.

Understanding a “substantial part”

You may need copyright permission even if you are using just part of something, if the part is an important part of the work. In copyright law, this is referred to as a “substantial part”, but the part used need not be a large part. Whether or not a part is sufficiently important to require permission is one of the most difficult issues in copyright law, because it depends on the circumstances of each case. There is no specific proportion or percentage. The quality of the part used is more important than its quantity; the skill and effort used to create the part you want to use is more important than how big it is, or what proportion it is.

You can read our complete Copyright Policy by downloading the PDF.

If there are any questions regarding this Copyright Policy please contact us.

Copyright Terms of Use

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The Australian Copyright Act allows certain uses of content from the internet without the copyright owner’s permission. This includes uses by educational institutions and by Commonwealth and State governments, provided fair compensation is paid. For more information, see and

The owners of copyright in the content on this website may receive compensation for the use of their content by educational institutions and governments, including from licensing schemes managed by Copyright Agency.We may change these terms of use from time to time. Check before re-using any content from this website.