This document has been created as a guide for staff wishing to use the University's lecture recording service. It is based on an original written by Dr Graham McElearney, Corporate Information and Computing Services, The University of Sheffield, and is used under Creative Commons licence.
For more information about using digital resources in your lectures, consult JISC Digital Media's excellent guide to "Finding Video, Audio and Images Online"
We are happy to provide help and guidance if you have any concerns or questions about this or require more detailed information - please contact LearningTechs@derby.ac.uk for technical advice, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for copyright guidance.
Although it may often be legal and acceptable to use certain Copyright protected materials in lectures and seminars, e.g. images in PowerPoint presentations or video clips from commercially available DVDs, it may not be legal or acceptable to record the use of these materials using Panopto or any other means unless
This is because recording the lecture using Panopto is classified as making another copy, and is therefore a copyright infringement.
It is important to remember that:
Material from your own/colleagues research, including tables and images:
Although it may be your work, you may have already signed away the copyright to this if you have had the research published by a journal. Any publishing agreement must be checked to see how the work can now be used. It may be possible to use the pre-print version of the article, including the illustrations. Otherwise it may be possible to request for extracts of journal articles to be scanned by the Library under the CLA licence - contact the Content & Discovery team (Copyright) for more details.
Although it is very easy to download images from the Internet and insert them into your presentations, these images will almost certainly be subject to some sort of copyright, and unless you own the copyright yourself, it is NOT legal or acceptable just to download them and use them in your recorded lectures.
Images are of course a very powerful aid and may often form an essential part of your teaching. Fortunately there are many ways that you can legally use images in your recorded lectures:
The lecture recording process will only make a very low grade copy of any videos you show in class, so this is not a recommended way to make such materials available to your students. These low grade copies are still subject to copyright however, so please bear the following in mind:
If you wish to use any of the above in a lecture you want to record, you will need to edit these parts out of the recording. Please contact LearningTechs@derby.ac.uk for advice about this.
Commercially bought audio CDs can be used in class, but should not be included in a lecture recording, so these sections will need to be edited out from the recorded lecture.
Podcasts that you download from the web normally have an implied licence that enables you to copy and use them, as downloading them is a means of copying, so generally speaking you should be OK to use them, unless they have an accompanying statement that precludes their use. As with all these cases, if in doubt - check.
Streamed audio from services such as the BBC Listen Again service may also be used in class but again should not be included in your recorded lectures so must be edited out.