Individual academic staff members are responsible for ensuring that all content presented in their digital teaching material is copyright compliant. Copyright law allows limited use of AV material in universities. Not all content that can be used in the classroom can be used in a recorded version of the classroom session. The boundary for legitimate use of content is often clearly drawn between classroom use and online communication, such as via an iLearn subject site.
|What you can do with audiovisual material
|Reformat material||Classroom Use||Online Communication (videostreaming)|
|Legal Status of work||Copyrighted Works||A bought or hired commercial CD, DVD or video||✘||✔||Seek permission directly from the copyright holder|
|Off-air recorded works from TV or radio indlucing Podcasts from off-air broadcasts||✔ Must be checked by Library||✔||✔|
|Multimedia content on a website||✘||✔||Provide a link|
|Works with a Creative Commons licence||N/A||✔||✔ Depends on the licence, but usually permitted. If not provide a link.|
The Library's subscriptions to the following resources covers use of the online audiovisual recordings for teaching.
You do not need to request copyright clearance to use media from these sources.
The following online services require more copyright vigilance. Look for content uploaded by the copyright owner that can be streamed or embedded. Do not download videos to show in class.
YouTube has Terms of Service that are considered a legally enforceable contract. Always check the terms or conditions of use when accessing a website's content.
Vimeo is another popular video site which grants users a limited, non-exclusive license to access and use the service for personal, non-commercial purposes.
There are some music sites which allow downloading and even sharing and re-mashing of music files. Always check out the conditions of use on the website before downloading.
Explore these sites which allow the use of music under licences that authorise free music download and enable the artists to promote their music while protecting their rights.
Copyright law does not allow re-formatting of bought or hired films, videotapes or DVDs by the University without the written permission of the copyright owner.
The exceptions to Copyright law that came into force in January 2007 enable private citizens to copy a videotape that they own on to DVD, for their own private use does not apply in the University setting. It is also important to note that using a privately copied DVD for University purposes on University equipment renders the DVD infringing.
As an educational institution, Bond University has very limited rights to copy AV material.
Bond University is a signatory to the Screenrights Licence which only covers "off-air" copying strictly from radio or television media. This includes cable and satellite transmissions and podcasts that originated as broadcasts. It does not cover live web-casts or moving images and other sounds sourced from the Internet. See the Television and Radio page for more information on “off-air” copying.