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Copyright and Compliance: Melanie Johnson and Vanessa Tuckfield at Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2016

Natalie Naik

At Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2016, we were joined by Melanie Johnson from The University of Auckland and Vanessa Tuckfield from Universities Australia to discuss copyright issues, management and compliance for both New Zealand and Australia.

Vanessa is the Manager for Copyright and Information Policy at Universities Australia. For 17 years Vanessa has worked in copyright fields and since 2002 has specialised in copyright in the education field. She talked about the ‘facts and fictions’ of copyright in Australia and stressed the importance of looking at all copyright issues and checking that you are up to date with the facts, or ‘requirements’ to ensure that the proportion of effort is balanced with what is actually needed.

Melanie is a practising lawyer and works full time in the University library focussing solely on Copyright. She is a member of the Universities New Zealand Negotiating Team which negotiates licences on behalf of all 8 New Zealand universities. Melanie’s talk focussed on copyright compliance in New Zealand and mentions that a key benefit of Talis Aspire Digitised Content is the simplification of copyright within the University library.

Watch Melanie’s full keynote:



See Melanie’s presentation slides here.

Watch Vanessa’s full keynote:


See Vanessa’s presentation slides here.

What did you think of their talks? We’d love for you to share your opinions below.
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