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Copyright for Staff

A guide to assist Bond University staff maximise the creation and use of print, online and audiovisual materials while meeting copyright obligations.

Audiovisual and music

Use in teaching

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.

Classroom use:

  • Streamed media can be shown in class.
  • You can show websites that include multimedia content in class.
  • You can show off-air recordings, including podcasts that originated as broadcasts, in class.
  • Commercially purchased or hired CDs, DVDs or videos may be played to students in the classroom.

Online communication:

  • The Part VB Warning Notice must be displayed whenever third party material is communicated a PowerPoint presentation, or lecture recording.
  • Commercially purchased or hired AV material cannot be embedded in teaching items uploaded to the subject sites on iLearn. This content must be edited out of any recording of the lecture, or class.
  • Multimedia material from a website cannot be embedded into any university online communication. Provide a link for your students to this material via iLearn.
  • Generally, AV materials cannot be reproduced or communicated without the express permission of the copyright owner.
  • Always remember to fully acknowledge the source of the AV material.

Content use overview

 

What you can do with audiovisual material
 
Proposed use
Reformat material eg. VHS to DVD 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.
Works not copyrighted Works on a public domain or open access website N/A ✔ Check that you understand the terms of use of material from the site.
 

Streaming media

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.

Icon - Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

A series of anatomy lessons using unembalmed human specimens to illustrate anatomical structures.

In the First Person

Contains over 4000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world. Includes audio and video files. The index contains diary entries, letter entries, and oral history entries.

Kanopy Streaming

Kanopy Streaming provides video access an delivery to Australian tertiary education institutions with content streamed directly to any computer, iPad or other media device.

TVNews

Indexes Australian television news, current affairs and selected documentaries from the free-to-air networks with links to the digitised video content.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume 1

This online collection of over 350 videos on social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counselling is now included in the Counseling and Therapy Complete collection.

Icon - ICE Video Library

ICE Video Library

Streaming video collection of real patients and therapists for faculty, students and clinicians in occupational therapy and physical therapy programs.

Other Media 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

  • YouTube videos can be shown in class for educational purposes as long as they are streamed directly from the YouTube site and the audience is restricted to the staff and students of Bond University.
  • YouTube videos can be linked to from within iLearn.
  • YouTube material cannot be captured in lecture recordings for Mediasite. The recording must be paused whilst playing YouTube material.
  • Do not download a YouTube video to show in class. It is not permitted to download, reproduce, copy or upload to iLearn or another website any YouTube content without first obtaining the permission of YouTube or the copyright holder of the material.

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

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.   

Music resources

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.

Re-formatting restrictions

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.