Whether you are a teacher or a student, you can reproduce an extract from a copyright work for the purposes of "", with full attribution. This could form part of an assignment, a class handout, a lecture presentation or a MyDundee learning activity.
'Instruction' can take place anywhere, with any audience, providing there's no direct charge to participate.
Your use must be defensible as "", i.e:
Be particularly careful when including third-partyin your teaching materials: even if the original figure is embedded in a text, it may be a copyright work in its own right (check the credits). It can be difficult to defend your copying as 'fair' when you reproduce an image in its entirety.
In addition to classroom use, copyright material which is distributed in amay be defensible as 'fair dealing', providing access is restricted to students registered on the module concerned, for a limited time.
If you intend to email a recorded lecture to students, or make it available to the general public, you should consider editing out any material which is not your own, unless you have a licence to re-use it (such as CC-BY).
UK higher education IT specialists JISC have produced a guide to Recording Lectures: Legal Considerations (2015).
viewing a recorded lecture or making a recording independently should be aware that sharing the recording with anyone other than a tutor on two counts:
University of Dundee students may find themselves subject to disciplinary procedures if they don't follow the University's regulations for recording lectures.
UK copyright law explicitly permits teachers and students to perform a, or screen a , in the context of 'instruction'. But this doesn't cover inviting a non-University audience, charging for tickets, recording the performance, or uploading a commercially-distributed CD or DVD to MyDundee.
See the tab for information about how to apply for a public screening licence or music licence from the appropriate agency. Student societies and other extra-curricular activities will also need a licence.
To use pre-recorded broadcasts or catch-up TV for teaching purposes, a licence is required.
The University of Dundee holds the Educational Recording Agency (ERA) Licence, which covers most UK free-to-air TV channels and radio stations. Lecturers and tutors can upload their own recordings to the VLE for on-screen viewing in the UK, or take advantage of , a platform for educational establishments to share and re-use recordings:
For channels which are not covered by the ERA Licence, check the broadcasters' terms and conditions to establish whether you can show/record their material for teaching purposes.
Presenting other people's material without their permission at a conference or public lecture could potentially breach their copyright - the legal exceptions and licences which allow you to use third party material for teaching are unlikely to apply.
Using Creative Commons licence, ensure that you stick to the terms.to illustrate your talk may be difficult to defend as ' ', unless you are intending to critically review that material, and there's no impact on the market for the original. If you are using material released under a
Be especially careful if, or for wider distribution.
If you are the, you should ask your speakers' permission before recording the event. Consider also asking speakers to confirm that they have permission to use any third-party material that features in their presentation.