Live, face to face lectures are not restricted in the use of copyright material. You can show or perform copyright material, such as films in lecturers or tutorials. You can show an excerpt of the work, or the work in full. This is as long as the audience is restricted to students and it is for educational purposes. Recording lectures that contain copyright material must comply with certain conditions. The restrictions are the same as if you are making the material available on LearnJCU.
If you record your lectures, or they are automatically recorded by JCU lecture capture for later streaming and/or downloading, you must make sure that only authorised copyright material is included in the recording that is distributed to students.
In the following, ‘streaming’ includes the availability of a lecture recording for live viewing, and the facility for students to download a lecture recording for later viewing. In JCU's current lecture capture system the default setting is that students may only stream the video, meaning they can watch it and pause, rewind, forward etc, but a copy is not downloaded onto their computer or device they are watching it on. The lecturer may change this setting to make the lecture video available to download if they wish.
The JCU lecture capture does not incorporate a copyright warning notice at the start of the lecture recording automatically. This means where any copyright material has been used the notice should be included.
If you are using publisher provided slides that are part of a textbook package and the publisher has allowed it, you can record their slides without the section 11P notice. Currently the following publisher has given written permission for use of a slide package in a recorded lecture:
The Copyright Act allows you to read from a literary work and to perform a dramatic work in a class or lecture. If you record a lecture containing excerpts from these works you must take the following actions:
You can stream the following podcasts:
A copyright warning notice must be displayed just before the podcast is downloaded by the students.
Under the Music Licence you can stream CDs and sound recordings to students and staff but: downloading of music files is not permitted lectures containing music within the scope of the Music Licence cannot be downloaded from an intranet or internet site. If your lectures include music used in accordance with the Music Licence, you must arrange for that lecture to be delivered via streaming only (See Copyright Guide, Section 13 Music.)
The copyright warning notice for educational purposes should be used if you wish to make copyright material available online, to students for teaching purposes. An example of this might be your lecture PowerPoint presentation.
Display the notice prominently for example as the first slide in the PowerPoint, or the cover sheet of a PDF. It should appear either before or at the same time as the copyright material is communicated appears on the screen.
Any Readings you use under the Copyright Act have this notice inserted automatically, your lecture materials and recorded lectures do not.
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