Understanding copyright law, knowing how to clear the rights in existing content for inclusion in courses and student productions and being able confidently to make legal use of copyrighted works in the course of teaching and learning is a significant challenge.
The Copyright Guidance pages from the BUFVC aim to help staff and students at Universities and Colleges throughout the UK who are having to face up to these issues regularly as they plan to publish, or re-publish, online courseware delivered through virtual learning environments which incorporates material generated by third parties raising several crucial issues, such as:
- What is Copyright
- What are Moral rights
- Do Students and staff own work created while at University
- What is ‘Fair Use’
- How to access material in the ‘Public Domain’
- Can DVDs bought overseas be retained and used
Along with details of our Copyright training courses and publications, we have also published a Media Legislation Database that provides a detailed guide to some of the most recent publications from broadcasters, government and pressure groups relating to education and media.