Using DVDs: a quick guide

Activity
Off-air recordings, Screenrights copies & TVNews files Purchased or hired copies
Screen in class for educational purposes to University staff & students
Yes Yes
Screen in class as part of a lecture, record the lecture & stream the audio of the lecture to students
Yes
Screening is permitted but recording the DVD soundtrack along with the lecture & streaming this to students is not permitted without the copyright owners' permission.
Make the DVD available online to University staff & students
Yes
No, unless the copyright owners have given permission or you have negotiated a licence. *
E-mail a copy to students in a particular course
Yes, but not recommended due to the load it would place on servers.
No, unless the copyright owners have given permission or you have negotiated a licence. *
Edit copies to make compilations of clips for educational purposes
Yes
No, unless the copyright owners have given permission or you have negotiated a licence. *
Copy a small section onto a laptop so a lecturer can cue a section of DVD to appear at a selected time
Yes
No, unless the copyright owners have given permission or you have negotiated a licence. *
Change the format e.g. from VHS to DVD or from DVD to digital
Yes
No, unless the copyright owners have given permission. *
Make multiple copies of copies recorded off-air
Yes, if copies are labelled in the approved manner.
Not applicable
Screen a DVD for entertainment purposes
No, this would fall outside Part VA & the Screenrights Agreement.
You will need to obtain a non-theatrical exhibition licence to screen the DVD in public for entertainment purposes, particularly if members of the public are present.

Email publicperformance@roadshow.com.au or visit www.amalgamatedmovies.com to obtain a licence.

A fee will usually be charged.
Locate the copy in a library collection
Yes, but it can only be used by or lent to University of Sydney staff & students.
Yes, can be lent.

*  s200AB exception may allow you to do so - take the six step test to see