You are permitted to copy limited amounts of copyright material provided it is for non-commercial teaching purposes. This applies to copying by a person giving or receiving instruction, or preparing for giving or receiving instruction.
The use of copyright works in the classroom must be subject to the 'fair dealing' test and is only applicable to material that has been made publicly available. Unpublished works are not covered by this exception relating to education. The 'illustration for instruction' exception extends copying of works to any medium, for example interactive whiteboards and presentations.
Staff are unable to use the lecture capture recording facility until they have contacted email@example.com and attended a training session.
Swansea University expect staff using the Lecture Capture service to comply with all applicable UK & European copyright legislation. Copyright is very important where lectures are being recorded and it is the responsibility of the staff member to ensure that they do not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party. Recordings created using lecture capture are copyright works in their own right and are provided for personal research, private study or course activities. Recordings are subject to the institutional Takedown Policy where necessary and should not be shared publicly.
Lecturers may include material where copyright rests with a third party if one of the following applies:
a. An educational exception has been granted under UK copyright law (CDPA 1988):
If using one of these exceptions then use must be considered 'fair dealing' and you must consider the following:
b. Other factors apply:
You may not be the copyright holder for the published work.
The rights usually belong to the publisher unless you retained copyright when you signed the publisher's copyright transfer agreement. If your article or book is not published using a Creative Commons licence or similar, you would normally need to reproduce any part required for your teaching under the terms of the CLA HE Licence.
We still need to consider “fair dealing”, licenses and copyright exceptions like “Illustration for Instruction” when providing online course content during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Library can help you with information and technology to support legal ways of providing content to students.
Extent limits are applicable; extracts must not exceed more than 10% or one chapter (whichever is greater), or one article in a single issue from a journal or set of conference proceedings; one single case from a published report of judicial proceedings; one scene from a play, or one short story or one poem or one play not exceeding 10 pages in length contained in an anthology.
Excluded Categories: Printed music, newspapers, maps, charts, workbooks, workcards and assignment sheets are not covered by the CLA licence. Some publications are specifically excluded from copying under the CLA Licence.
The University holds an Educational Recording Licence (ERA) to support educators to make the most of television and radio programmes broadcast in the UK. This licence allows you to use and record broadcast media via remote access to students and staff in the VLE (Blackboard/Canvas).
A recording must be clearly and appropriately labeled to include: date of recording, name of broadcaster, programme title and statement "This recording is to be used only for educational and non-commercial purposes under the terms of the ERA Licence'.
You can also link to an extensive bank of broadcasts across a wide selection of subjects.
Search ERA Radio and TV Services here.
You may watch or listen to streamed audio or video for educational, non-commercial use within the UK under the terms of the ERA licensing scheme. You can share and embed clips or programmes in the VLE provided you use acknowledgement.
Section 35, CDPA is applicable to this activity.
Swansea University subscribes to the Planet eStream subscription service.
Extensive information on Planet eStream and copyright considerations can be found in the 'Lecture Capture' box on this page and via the SALT website.
Digital content can be downloaded from the Planet eStream platform under the terms of the platform licence.
The licensed content includes:
Training material from the Planet eStream Academy is available to download as help sheets and video. Local help is available here.
Planet eStream at Swansea is managed by the ISS Media Services team and SALT.
An educational establishment is permitted to perform, play or show a copyright work for the purpose of instruction or assessment as part of an accredited course. The audience must consist of students, teachers and others connected to the establishment.
Performance of audio and audio-visual recordings is not permitted for members of the public or others not connected to the university without first obtaining permission or a suitable license.
You should be careful if intending to use commercial music within your teaching content. You would probably need to obtain permission from the composer, music publisher and the recording company. This is likely to be extremely difficult to achieve.
It may be possible to use very short extracts of music in teaching for the purpose of illustration for instruction or criticism and review. Use of music clips in this way would need to have no commercial impact on copyright holders.