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Copyright for students

Maximise the creation and use of materials while meeting your copyright obligations, as a student at Bond University

Audiovisual and music


Video streaming services require 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 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.
  • 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 is another popular video site which grants users a limited, non-exclusive license to access and use the service for personal, non-commercial purposes.   

Library resources

The Library's subscriptions to the following resources covers use of the online audiovisual recordings for teaching and learning. 

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 and delivery to Australian tertiary education institutions with content streamed directly to any computer, iPad or other media device.


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 Classic Collection

An online collection of videos on social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. 

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.


Documentaries, drama, series and more from Australian free-to-air and pay TV. Contains archives of programs starting from 2006 with up to 80 new programs added weekly.

Vimeo Creative Commons

Browse the Creative Commons licensed videos on Vimeo. Learn about what you can and can't do with other people’s videos on Vimeo to help you share, rework and reuse legally.

EngageMedia: Social justice and environmental video from the Asia Pacific

EngageMedia content uses Creative Commons licences. Visitors to this site are able to freely copy and redistribute the works as long as it is for non-profit 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.