Copyright matters - teaching support

 

Audio visual materials for teaching

There are several types of licences for DVD/video recordings, and screening websites so please take these into account when making a decision about your use of an AV item.

Types of licences

1. ‘Screenrights’ licence
Applies to off-air recordings of TV/radio broadcasts that can be shown in tutorials and lectures (including those recorded in the Lecture Capture System - LCS), uploaded to LCS, accessed via links from LMS, and copied for distribution to students (Library copies have a green sticker on the cover)

2. 'Educational Purposes Licences' (EPL)
Apply to works purchased by the Library that can be shown in tutorials and lectures, and uploaded to LCS (Library copies have a green sticker on the cover)

3. Standard commercial Licences
Apply to purchased or rented recordings that can be shown in tutorials and lectures but must not be recorded (e.g. via LCS) or otherwise copied, or distributed online

4. YouTube, Ted Talks, and other AV screening websites
A range of licences and terms of use apply to online AV sites – some, especially educational sites, do allow copying/upload of their content e.g. Ted Talks do allow you to upload an item to LMS, but YouTube, in particular, does not.

Can I ...?

Type

of

licence

Yes

or

No

Are there restrictions?

Are there other issues?

…play an item in a tutorial or workshop where no recording is taking place? 1 Yes Only students and staff should be present
2 Yes Only students and staff should be present
3 Yes Only students and staff should be present A purchase or rental contract may restrict viewing to home use only
4 Yes No
…play an item in a tutorial or workshop held in a recording enabled teaching venue? 1 Yes Only students and staff should be present
2 Yes Only students and staff should be present
3 No Prohibited by Copyright Act unless permission is granted by © owners via licence, etc Pause the recording function whilst playing the item.  Infringement penalties can be severe.
4 It depends e.g. YouTube does not permit copying but Ted Talk does: check the terms of use or copyright statement of other websites for this information Pause the recording function whilst linked to YouTube during a lecture.

Not sure? Contact the University Copyright Coordinator for help in deciphering ‘terms of use’ etc
…play an item in a lecture? 1 Yes Only students and staff should be present
2 Yes Only students and staff should be present
3 Yes Only students and staff should be present A purchase or rental contract may stipulate home use only
4 Yes Anyone can watch
…play an item in a lecture that will be recorded via the Lecture Capture System (LCS) or other recording format? 1 Yes Only students and staff should be present
2 Yes Only students and staff should be present
3 No Prohibited by Copyright Act unless permission is granted by © owners via licence, etc Pause the recording function whilst playing the item.  Infringement penalties can be severe.
4 It depends e.g. YouTube does not permit copying but Ted Talk does: check the terms of use or copyright statement of other websites for this information

Pause the recording function whilst linked to YouTube during a lecture.

Not sure? Contact the University Copyright Coordinator for help in deciphering ‘terms of use’ etc

…upload an item on a Learning Management System (LMS) site? 1 No University policy
2 Maybe Some EPLs may provide for this; better to use LCS
3 No Prohibited by © Act Infringement could incur fines
4 It depends e.g. YouTube does not permit upload but Ted Talks do: check the terms of use or copyright statement of other websites for this information You can embed a link from LMS to YouTube and most other sites (but not those that infringe copyright)

Not sure? Contact the University Copyright Coordinator for help in deciphering the ‘terms of use’ on a specific website
…link to an item from My Unit Readings? 1 No Delivery not available from My Unit Readings
2 No
3 No
4 It depends You can bookmark YouTube links and most other sites (but not those that infringe copyright) for use in reading lists.

Not sure? Contact the University Copyright Coordinator for help in deciphering the ‘terms of use’ on a specific website
…copy an item to another format? 1 Yes Copies may be made for staff and students All copies must be labelled Screenrights labels
2 No Prohibited by licences If a replacement copy for a damaged item or obsolete format is not available commercially within a reasonable time, it may be possible to make a copy – otherwise infringement could incur fines
3 No Prohibited by © Act
4 It depends Definitely not YouTube; depends on terms of use or copyright statement on other websites Not sure? Contact the University Copyright Coordinator for help in deciphering ‘terms of use’ etc
How do I find a Screenrights recording? You can record it off-air yourself (from radio or TV - including cable and satellite)

Segments of free-to-air news/current affairs/documentaries can be downloaded from, or linked to in, TVNews – go in via Library Catalogue

Streaming versions of many programs broadcast by free-to-air networks (since late 2007) can be accessed at EduTV – go in via Library Catalogue

The Library may hold a recording – if not, they can request a copy from another library that does have the Screenrights recording

Ask your Subject Librarian about purchasing Screenrights recordings
How do I upload an AV item to LCS? Complete the Upload to LCS Request Form and give it, with the DVD etc, to the Loans Desk staff in the Library
Where can I find out more about Screenrights? See Screenrights Recordings  on the copyright website; go to Screenrights.org; or contact Kate Makowiecka, the Copyright Coordinator, on 93607491 or at copyright@murdoch.edu.au
How do I order a new DVD etc with an ‘educational’ licence? You can make your request to your Subject Librarian who has access to a list of distributors providing a wide range of AV materials that are licensed for ‘educational purposes’, specifically including those that can be used in LCS

If the copyright in an AV item is owned Murdoch University you can treat it in the same ways as a Screenrights copy.

s.200AB of the Copyright Act may allow the use of snippets of commercial AV material: each use must be judged as a ‘special case’, so please contact the Copyright Coordinator for advice on using s200AB