Film, TV and sound

Film and TV

Deakin has a blanket licence for the use of a film and TV captured from television broadcasts. There is no limit to the amount of television broadcasts that can be copied for students in a unit.

The use of film and TV from video streaming services is restricted by the platform.

In all uses of film and TV, you must source the content legally. You can show a legal copy or stream in a physical class because of a copyright exception for classroom use.

YouTube clips

  • Only link to legally uploaded YouTube clips
  • You can only make copies or edit YouTube clips that are licensed under a Creative Commons licence, not a ‘Standard YouTube License’
  • You may include a YouTube clip in your lecture recording if you are genuinely analysing, evaluating and making a judgement on the content or underlying concepts as part of the lecture and recording under Fair Dealing for Criticism or Review
  • No warning notices are required when linking students to YouTube content

If you’re not sure the YouTube clip you want to use is a legal copy, please contact the Copyright Office.

DVDs

If you wish to show a film, television series or documentary you will need to use:

If you are recording your lecture and need to include a section of a commercial DVD, then you may be covered by Fair Dealing for Criticism or Review providing that you are genuinely analysing, evaluating and making a judgement on the content or underlying concepts.

Broadcasts

You can:

  • record a television program from free to air, pay TV or satellite TV, but not on-demand services like Netflix
  • borrow a copy that has been recorded from another university, school or library
  • use copies made from catch-up TV services like SBS OnDemand or ABC iView
  • use copies subscribed to by the Library
  • provide students with a link to the source on a catch-up TV service (this does not need a warning notice)

Broadcasted copies require a full citation, and a Section 113P warning notice that must appear before students view the content, unless you link directly to the source.

Broadcasts can be captured in lecture recordings.

Sound recordings

Music

You can make copies of music for students under the music licence, provided the copy is from a legal source.

Copies can be:

  • streamed
  • made available for download on unit sites
  • be given individually on USB or DVD

Note: Restrictions apply to works by AC/DC and Macklemore. Contact the Copyright Office for further details.

All non-broadcast copies of musical sound recordings require a music licence notice.

Radio broadcasts

You can:

  • record a radio program or music broadcast from the radio
  • borrow a copy that has been recorded from another university, school or library
  • make copies of podcasts if there is no web-only content included
  • provide students with a link to the radio website (this does not need a warning notice)

Copies can be:

  • streamed
  • made available for download on unit sites
  • be given individually on USB or DVD

All copies of radio broadcasts require a full citation and a Section 113P warning notice.

Radio broadcasts can be captured in lecture recordings.

Non-musical sound recordings (interviews, books on tape, sound effects, etc.)

You cannot make copies of this content, unless the source is from a broadcast, out of copyright, or licensed through Creative Commons.

If you need a copy of a non-musical sound recording available for your students, please contact the Copyright Office.

Content uploaded to DeakinVideo

Students

If a video is being submitted for assessment, is stored on DeakinVideo, and will not be publicly available, students can use any content so long as the use is fair and they provide a full bibliographic acknowledgement in the video credits for the content used.

If a student wants to make a video publicly available, they are limited in the content they can use.

Staff

You can upload video to DeakinVideo for the purpose of teaching, provided it will only be accessed by students and staff.