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Can I make a copy of a television program and make it available to students online?

This also includes copying movies broadcast on television and the students would be viewing the program or movie via Blackboard.
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2017  |  139 Views

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As long as the program intended to be viewed online ('communicated', under the Copyright Act 1968) is a copy of a program made under Part VA of the Copyright Act 1968, commonly known as "the Screenrights License".

The Screenrights License allows for the reproduction (copying) and communication for educational purposes of broadcasts from Australian television and radio channels. As long as the copy that is communicated online was made under the Screenrights license (i.e.: recorded from television), and the communication is taking place only for educational purposes, then this action is permissible.

Instructors need to make students aware that what they are viewing is copyright material and must include the following notices with the copy made available online. The notice must be placed so that viewers of the program could reasonably be expected to read it prior to accessing the program online. 'Date of broadcast' should be available from the Library resource your are using as your source to create the online version:

Made for the University of Notre Dame Australia's educational purposes under Part VA, Copyright Act 1968.
Date of broadcast: [dd/mm/yyyy]
Date this copy made: [dd/mm/yyyy]

Copyright Regulations 1969

This material has been copied and communicated to you by or on behalf of the University of Notre Dame Australia pursuant to Part VA of the Copyright Act 1968 ("the Act"). The material in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Any further copying or communication of this material by you may be the subject of copyright or performers protection under the Act. Do not remove this notice.

For more information and further assistance please view the links below.



Please view the Copyright Guide on the University Library website for more information about the above topic as well as other areas of Copyright.

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