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Copyright and web lectures

A web lecture is a recording of a presentation, a lecture, a class, a keynote, or even a workshop that can be viewed after the event has taken place.

The basic principle behind web lectures is that they should serve as a reference and are only intended for students in the relevant course. You can read more about this on the staff website.

The Code of Conduct for remote teaching teaching provides information on the storage term of web lectures when personal data are involved. In such cases the storage term is 2-3 years, as explainend in article 6c of the Code.

Yes, you do. An online lecture, for instance in Kalture Live Room, MS Teams or Zoom is a virtual classroom. Article 12.5 Dutch Copyright Act (DCA) offers a provision to display copyright protected materials in a classroom. This may apply to a presentation (whether in PowerPoint, Prezi, or another presentation tool), the screening of a movie or the hearing of a piece of music. The display has to be part of the teaching plan and applies only to lectures and classes that are offered to students enrolled in the particular course.

No. When you record a lecture and you make the recording available to students, the Dutch Copyright Act (DCA) considers this to be a new instance of ‘making public’ the materials. The exception provided in article 12.5 DCA (see above) no longer applies. As a result, you may not screen a whole movie, or listen to a concert in a weblecture. Therefore, copyrighted audio- and video material must be removed from the weblecture. However, you may place a link to materials available on, for example, YouTube or other similar channels. The video coordinator of your faculty may help you with this.

Sometimes you may wish to distribute the web lecture to an audience wider than just the students enrolled in the particular course, for instance to ULCN/LUMC account holders, or the general public. If your weblecture includes third-party audio or video material, it must be limited to a minimum fragment to be considered a citation. If your weblecture contains third-party copyrighted images, please follow the rules for citation.

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