As a general rule, drafts or working copies issued during the negotiation process will not receive royalties, provided that these copies are clearly labeled as such by adding a watermark on the document. In most cases, boards will want to control the issuance of documents to bidders, either through their own electronic portals or in some other way. Accordingly, we believe that it is generally more efficient for the Commission to obtain its own licence for the distribution of tender and enforcement copies of the amended agreement (Option 2). Please contact a member of our Construction & Projects team if you have any questions regarding Standards Australia`s material licensing agreements or would like to learn more about our precedents on Australian contracts or our previous ones. It can be complicated. In summary, boards can guard against copyright infringement by following the above guidelines, and for those interested in the unintended consequences of privatizing services and systems designed for the common good, it`s a cautionary story about how governments and nonprofits do business with the commercial sector. Placing a public good under the financial control of a for-profit business can be an invitation to future mourning if you are dealing with the long-term costs to the community. . . .