Issued: March 16, 1987
Owner: University Comptroller
COPYING OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL: VIDEOTAPING
**ACTIVE BUT UNDER REVISION**
All copyright policies (XV.F.1-9) are considered by the University to be out-of-date and under revision. New policies on Copyright Compliance will be issued by the University Library in early 2009. For general guidance in the interim, consult the following resources: US Copyright Office: http://www.copyright.gov/ and http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.pdf The Association of Research Libraries: http://www.knowyourcopyrights.org/
This policy describes the general guidelines for copying of copyrighted videotaping.
2.0 Policy [Top]
The Copyright Office has recently issued standards regarding educational off-air videotaping. The University is adopting the Copyright Office standards summarized below.
Certain programs over public, non-commercial stations may be recorded off-air by educational institutions. This action is intended to accommodate classroom viewing and the recordings must be erased after seven (7) days.
An educational institution may tape a program and retain it for 45 calendar days provided:
- Such recordings are used only once for teaching and repeated only once, where reinforcement is necessary, in the first ten class days following the taping.
- After ten class days, it may be used in the classroom only for teacher evaluation, i.e., only to decide to include the program in a curriculum after receiving permission from the copyright owner.
- Videotapes must be erased or destroyed after the 45-day period.
- Taping may only be done in response to a request from an individual teacher and not in anticipation of a request.
- All recordings must include the copyright notice of the broadcast.
- Additional copies, reproduced to meet legitimate teaching needs, are subject to all provisions governing the original tape. Recordings need not be used in their entirety, but the original content may not be altered, combined, or merged into anthologies or compilations.
- Recording programs at home and playing them in class is allowed, if all guidelines are followed.
Audiovisual news programs (local and regional newscasts, interviews on current news events, on-the-spot coverage of news events) may be videotaped or otherwise reproduced and a limited number of copies distributed on a loan basis.
3.0 Definitions [Top]
4.0 References [Top]
Policy XV.E.1, "Copyright Policy"
Policy XV.E.2, "Patent Policy"
Policy XV.F.1, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: Introduction"
Policy XV.F.2, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: Reproducing"
Policy XV.F.3, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: Special Circumstances"
Policy XV.F.5, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: Copying Works of Music"
Policy XV.F.6, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: For Academic Purposes"
Policy XV.F.7, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: Obtaining Permission"
Policy XV.F.8, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: Infringement"
Policy XV.F.9, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: Licensed Computer Software"
 Programs are defined as television programs transmitted by television stations for reception by the general public without charge.
5.0 Approvals and Revisions [Top]