Copying a television show or radio broadcast for teaching purposes

Can I copy a television show or radio broadcast for teaching purposes?

Part VA of the Copyright Act, also known as the statutory broadcast licence, allows you to copy audio visual material broadcasts from television (free-to-air, cable or satellite) and radio for educational purposes, without having to seek permission from the copyright holder. The copied work may be used during lectures or embedded within PowerPoint presentations, in LMS units, or sent to students via email, providing:

  1. Each physical copy you make is clearly labelled.
  2. The copyright warning notice is displayed in such a way that the viewer cannot avoid seeing the notice every time they access the material.
  3. The original source is appropriately acknowledged in a citation.

See the Copyright for Teaching guide for more information.

Note: Part VA does not give you permission to copy from pre-recorded commercially released material, for example movies on DVD and VHS.

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