Copyright matters - teaching support

 

‘Screenrights’ recordings of tv programs

The Screenrights licence allows University staff to copy and communicate radio and TV broadcasts (including cable and satellite channels) for educational purposes.

NB the Library’s Screenrights DVDs can be identified by their catalogue entry, and by a green label on their cover.

Screenrights and LCS

Using Screenrights recordings

Screenrights licensed recordings may be played in lectures to be recorded in LCS, and uploaded separately to LCS for viewing by staff and students of the University.  Please use the Request to Upload an AV item to LCS form; and deliver it (and the DVD if you have it) to the Enquiry and Loans Desk in the Library.

AVS can copy Screenrights recordings to DVD etc for students who do not have access to the internet.

If you record a broadcast at home and want to keep that copy for personal use, you (or AVS) can make a duplicate which then becomes the Screenrights licensed copy for educational purposes.

Recording broadcasts under the Screenrights licence

You may record any amount of material from off-air radio and TV (including cable and satellite stations) broadcasts for delivery to students.
The recording must be labelled as below; these details will be needed during Screenrights surveys.

  Copy made for Murdoch University under Part VA of the Copyright Act

Title of program: ......................................................................
TV channel or radio station: ........................................................
Date & time of broadcast: ..........................................................
Length of recording in minutes: ...................................................
Date this copy was made: ...........................................................

 

Alternatives to your own recording of a broadcast

If you missed recording the program that you want to use, there are several ways in which you may be able to find another copy.

  • EduTV streams Screenrights licensed programs from the free-to-air-channels. You can play and record this material during a lecture or tutorial; you can also request AVS to upload content to LCS (Request to Upload an AV item to LCS), including your own compilations of clips.
  • TVNews streams segments of news and current affairs programs. Go into TVNews via the Library's Database collection - go in via ‘Browse by Title’ (i.e. the title of the database – TVNews – not the program). Create links from your LMS site, or from the Library catalogue. You can play and record these segments during a lecture or tutorial, and you can request AVS to upload content to LCS (Request to Upload an AV item to LCS), including your own compilation of clips.
  • Another university or educational institution may hold a Screenrights copy of the material you want. Your Subject Librarian can identify whether and where this material is available and make a request for it to be copied.

Using other AV material in LCS

The Screenrights licence does not cover the copying or online delivery of commercially purchased or hired videos/DVDs or sound recordings. This needs to be taken into consideration when preparing lectures that are to be recorded.


NB The Library’s AV items that can be freely used in LCS are labelled with a green sticker. Library catalogue entries for individual AV items note their permitted educational uses.

s.200AB of the Copyright Act may allow the use of snippets of some commercial AV material: because each use must be judged as a ‘special case’ please contact the University Copyright Coordinator for advice on the application of s.200AB.

Recording or copying AV materials without the appropriate licence, copyright owner’s permission, or protection of s200AB is an infringement of copyright and may incur severe penalties.