All teaching materials you produce as part of your employment with the University of Leeds belong to the University of Leeds. If you use anyone else’s materials as part of your teaching you must make sure that you do so legally.
Using audio and video in learning and teaching raises a number of legal issues which you need to be aware of to ensure that you both protect the intellectual property of the University and do not expose yourself or the University to liability to third parties.
Beccy Shipman, the University Digital Content and Copyright Officer gives an overview of the copyright issues which arise.
Download the University of Leeds Copyright Guidelines for Lecture Capture
FAQs about the University Policy on Audio or Video Recording for Educational Purposes and legal compliance
In accordance with the University’s Policy on Intellectual Property Rights in general where staff or students create teaching materials, including making audio or video recordings, all rights (including rights in the sounds made) will belong to the University.
You can view an interactive guide explaining copyright at https://library.leeds.ac.uk/copyright-explainer
The University seeks to respect student and staff rights to be acknowledged as authors and performers. Otherwise, to the extent allowed under the general law, any individual interests in the recordings are waived, allowing the University to act in effect as a custodian, to maximise educational objectives in the general interest of all.
Students or staff should wherever practicable look to assert a right to be identified as an author or performer. Individuals will need to come forward at the time the recording is made and assert these rights. See University guidance on when someone should be acknowledged as an author or performer.
Yes, with consent. You should take steps to ensure that the materials you use are used in accordance with copyright and attributed correctly. For example, a YouTube clip or research participant data may be included in a recording only where it is lawful to do so and ethical requirements have been met. Additional clearances may be required. It must not be assumed that since the activity is educational “it will be all right”. See University guidance on where further clearance may need to be sought.
For further information on copyright and legal matters please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the University Library webpages on copyright and licences.
Presently there are no face-to-face workshops on copyright although there will be more advertised early in 2017. The copyright explainer provides online support at: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/copyright-explainer. To book yourself onto a waiting list for copyright training visit the Training and Support pages.