Copyright and Stream

As more and more material is delivered through Stream, it is important that the content adheres to the University's copyright obligations.  The copyright information on this page is intended to provide guidance on the appropriate use of copyright material in Stream.  If you are unsure about electronic delivery of material then please contact the University's Copyright Officer.

As part of Massey’s obligation when using copyright resources you are asked to complete the ‘Copyright of Digital Study Resources’ section of the Stream Completion Checklist  before the release of your Stream site/s.

The four most commonly used materials whose use is governed by the various copyright licences that the University subscribes to and/or the Copyright Act, are listed below.  For more information on what is permissible for each type of material, click on the relevant link or scroll through this page.

Print | Electronic | Broadcast | Music |

Print

Print material refers to material that is in print form i.e. textbooks, newspapers, journals etc, that you have converted into a digital form i.e. scanned.  Information on how much and what print material you can scan as a digital copy and upload into Stream can be found under Print Material. It excludes material that is available in electronic form i.e. ebooks, electronic journals, articles available on a webpage etc.  If you are unsure about what and how much you can use of print material please contact the University's Copyright Officer

All material must be fully referenced using your discipline's referencing style. Help on linking to a digital copy of print material and where to include the reference in your Stream environment can be found here. 

Electronic

Electronic material refers to material that is available in electronic form i.e. electronic journal articles, articles from databases, ebooks, webpages, images on the web.

The guidelines outlined below will ensure that the inclusion of electronic resources in Stream adhere to the University's copyright licence obligations and/or the Copyright Act.  If you are unsure as to whether the electronic material you have included in your Stream environment are in line with the guidelines, then please contact the University's Copyright Officer.

 

Type of electronic resource Guideline
Electronic journal articles
  • Most database licences require staff link to the articles in their databases rather than download the PDF and insert it in Stream. Visit the Massey Library using electronic journals webpage for information on how to get stable links to articles that can be accessed by all students.
Linking to websites
Linking to images on the web.
  •  You cannot link to an image on a website that you need to login to or pay to access, unless the website has given you permission to do so.
  • You can resize the image, but cannot modify the image in any other way.
  • In your Stream environment you will need to attribute the image using your discipline's referencing style, including the url, and the date you created the link to the image (Click here to view an example of an attribution). 

Uploading an image downloaded from the web.
(An image maybe a graph, table, figure, photograph etc)

  • The website you sourced the image from must have used the image legally.
  • You cannot take an image from a website that you need to login to or pay to access, unless the website has given you permission to do so.
  • You can resize the image, but you cannot modify the image in any other way.
  • You need to provide a full citation for the image including when you downloaded it and the url of the website where the image came from (Click here to view an example of full citation).
  • If you have used an image with a Creative Commons licence ensure you insert the identical CC logo.

Broadcast material

Broadcast material refers to television programmes (includes eTV) and radio broadcasts.

The guidelines below will ensure that the inclusion of electronic broadcast resources in Stream adhere to the University's Screenrights obligation and/or Copyright Act.  If you are unsure as to whether the broadcast material you have included in your Stream environment are in line with the guidelines, then please contact the University's Copyright Officer.

 

Type of broadcast material Guidelines
A link to a free to air, or pay television, or radio broadcast available on the web
  • There are no restrictions on the number of links to broadcast material you can have in your Stream environment.

The link must open in a new browser window. (Click here to view instructions on how to link to a website, and open in a new browser window).

  • In addition to including a full reference using your disciplines referencing style, you need to include:
    - the date of the broadcast
    - title of the broadcast
    - the date that the link was created
    - include the following text:  'Used for Massey University Educational Purposes'

Click here to see an example of referencing broadcast material.

Embedding a free to air, or pay television broadcast, or a youTube (or similar) recording (note this excludes eTV recordings)
  • If you are using a youTube (or similar) recording please ensure the content you are intending to embed does not breach copyright e.g. movies that have been posted to YouTube illegally.
  • Make sure that the site allows you to embed - refer to the site's terms and conditions for what is permissible.
  • Provide a complete citation of the video following your discipline's referencing style, and include date you created the embed link.
     
  • When embedding a broadcast, along with the full reference include:
    - the date of the broadcast
    - title of the broadcast
    - the date that the link was created
    - include the following text:  'Used for Massey University Educational Purposes'

Click here to view an example of an attibution for an embedded YouTube recording. 

 

Uploading a free to air, or pay television, or radio broadcast recorded from New Zealand television or radio
  • So long as you have recorded the broadcast there is no copyright restrictions on the number of broadcasts you can make available in your Stream environment.
  • For each broadcast recording you need to provide a complete citation following your discipline's referencing style, that includes the following:
    - the broadcaster
    - date of the broadcast
    - the date when you recorded the broadcast
    - include the following text: 'Used for Massey University Educational Purposes'

For an example of an attribution, see the citation of recorded broadcast example.

 

Uploading broadcasts I downloaded from a broadcasters website.
  • Television broadcasts downloaded from the broadcasters website is not covered by the Screenrights licence and therefore is not permissible.

  • There is no copyright restrictions on the number of recorded radio broadcasts you make available in your Stream environment.

  • For each downloaded broadcast you need to provide a complete citation following your discipline's referencing style, that includes the following:
    - title of the programme
    - date of the broadcast
    - the date when you downloaded the broadcast
    - include the following text: 'Used for Massey University Purposes'

Click here for an example of an attribution for recorded broadcast.

 

Using eTV recording
  • There is no copyright restrictions on the number of eTV recordings you make available in your Stream environment.

  • If you are using eTV's embed option you need to provide a complete citation using your discipline's referencing style as well as the date the recording was embedded. For an example of an attribution used for an embedded recording see the YouTube embed example.

  • How to embed eTV resources into Stream

 

  • If you have downloaded an eTV recording and have made this available in your Stream environment you need to provide a complete citation using your discipline's referencing style and include the following:
    - title of the programme
    - date of the broadcast
    - the date when you downloaded
    - include the following text: 'Provided by Massey University Library'


Click here for an example of an attribution for recorded broadcast

Music

The obligations associated with making music available for educational purposes is covered under the University's licence with APRA/AMCO/PPNZ.  The guidelines below will ensure that the inclusion of music in Stream adhere to the University's copyright licence obligations.  If you are unsure as to whether the music material included in your Stream environment are in line with the guidelines please contact the University's Copyright Officer.

 

Type of audio/music Guidelines
Copied music from a CD or another digital storage device
  • You may copy music from a CD or digital storage device that you or Massey own, and make the music available through Stream.

  • You need to attribute the music file using your discipline referencing style.

  • For each music file that you upload you need to include the following provision notice:

    These materials may be used only for Educational Purposes. They include extracts of copyright works copied under the music licence. You may not copy or distribute any part of this material to any other person. Where the material is provided to you in electronic format you may only download it for your own use. You may not download or make a further copy for any other purpose. Failure to comply with the terms of this warning may expose you to legal action for copyright infringement and/or disciplinary actions by the University.
Creating a compilation of music
  • You may create a compilation of music and make available through Stream.

  • You need to attribute each music file using your disciplines referencing style.

  • For each music file that you upload you need to include the following provision notice:

    These materials may be used only for Educational Purposes. They include extracts of copyright works copied under the music licence. You may not copy or distribute any part of this material to any other person. Where the material is provided to you in electronic format you may only download it for your own use. You may not download or make a further copy for any other purpose. Failure to comply with the terms of this warning may expose you to legal action for copyright infringement and/or disciplinary actions by the University.
Copied music from the internet
  • You may copy or link to music on the internet.

  • The website must have used the music legally.

  • You need to attribute the music file using your discipline referencing style including the URL and date of link.

  • For each music file that you link to you need to include the following provision notice:

    These materials may be used only for Educational Purposes. They include extracts of copyright works copied under the music licence. You may not copy or distribute any part of this material to any other person. Where the material is provided to you in electronic format you may only download it for your own use. You may not download or make a further copy for any other purpose. Failure to comply with the terms of this warning may expose you to legal action for copyright infringement and/or disciplinary actions by the University.

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