Answered By: Curtin Library
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2018     Views: 115

Generally you can screen commercial video (audio-visual material) in a live classroom situation, as long as the screening is for educational purposes and restricted to Curtin staff or students.

This includes:

  • commercially purchased and/or hired DVDs,
  • digital video files (e.g. purchased through a digital provider such as iTunes or Amazon)
  • streamed media via video on demand services (such as Netflix, Stan) and catch-up TV services (such as ABC iView, SBS On Demand).

However capturing streamed, purchased or hired AV material in an iLecture (i.e. reproducing and communicating the video online via Blackboard) will generally require the express permission of the copyright holder. Staff are required to pause the iLecture recording while the video is being played, or subsequently edit the video out of the recording.  

As an alternative, staff are encouraged to use online videos from the Library Collection as these are governed by Licence Agreements which permit educational use in a live classroom situation and through online access. For more information, including links to video databases, refer to the Library's Online Videos LibGuide.

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