Using video materials for educational and teaching purposes

Under the Copyright Act, videos, DVDs and films can be shown in a lecture setting or streamed to students if the following applies:

  • the original is a legitimate (not pirate) copy
  • the viewing is for educational instruction which is not given for profit;
  • only UNE staff and enrolled students are present
  • the material is attributed appropriately

YouTube and other online video content

Video materials from online, including from YouTube can usually be included in teaching resources as links or embedded content.  However, sites intended to illegally distribute copyright content, such as a torrent sites for the illegal sharing movies and TV shows should never be used, even as links.

Online videos with a Creative Commons licence can be used under the terms of the licence, which may include downloading, hosting and/or editing.

As with all copyright material, video content requires attribution.