Guidelines were developed and published in Circular 21 page 23 to cover the issue of off-air taping by non-profit educational institutions. As with the other Educational Copying Guidelines, these represent the minimum standards.
Broadcast television shows:
- may be recorded simultaneously with the broadcast;
- retained for 45 days after the recording for teacher evaluation;
- used once in the course of instruction with the first 10 days of recording;
- done at the request of the instructor;
- copies may be created to meet the needs of the instructor but must comply with all other guidelines;
- copies must include the copyright notice on the program as recorded;
- copies must be destroyed after 45 days.
Copyright law allows for the use of multimedia in a classroom situation (Section 110(1)). You may display or perform a work in your class without obtaining permission or doing a fair use analysis if your use meets the following criteria:
The use is:
- for instructional purposes
- in face-to-face teaching
- at a non-profit educational institution.
You may perform/display:
- all or part of a motion picture or television show
- include photos, images, graphs, etc. in lecture slides
- play music
In order to do the above, the materials that you use must be from legal copies