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    Copyright review

    Spotted the following posted on the SchoolForge-UK list today.

    It makes interesting reading and I hope a sizeable amount of this makes it to the amended act.

    http://www.scl.org/editorial.asp?i=1721

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    Interesting. Being able to store recorded TV shows on a network (xvid/whatever) would be good, but I guess that would probably not be covered by this because it has a separate licensing scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahmeepee View Post
    Interesting. Being able to store recorded TV shows on a network (xvid/whatever) would be good, but I guess that would probably not be covered by this because it has a separate licensing scheme.
    I've not got the time to read the whole of the linked article, but the ERA licence ALREADY covers the storage of educational material on a server. An ERA+ licence covers schools SHARING these digitised recordings.

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    But many schools want to convert non ERA recordings to a digital format, something that can only be done and subsequently used within an educational institute if you have written permission from the publisher (on their behalf and on behalf of the copyright holder).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    I've not got the time to read the whole of the linked article, but the ERA licence ALREADY covers the storage of educational material on a server. An ERA+ licence covers schools SHARING these digitised recordings.
    Thanks, I wasn't aware of that. From looking at their website, any ERA-licensed establishment can pass ERA material on to another in hard-copy form as long as they don't charge anything more than media/postage costs.

    From their website:

    The ERA scheme permits recordings of broadcasts to be made for non-commercial educational use. A 'broadcast' is defined as a transmission for simultaneous and lawful reception by members of the public i.e. it is not encrypted or encoded and is for general reception, unlike pay per view services. The ERA Licence therefore covers scheduled free to air broadcasts on:

    • BBC television and radio
    • ITV Network services (including ITV2 and ITV3)
    • Channel Four, E4, More 4 and Film 4
    • Five Television
    • S4C
    I'm assuming the rest of freeview is fair game too. It also says you have to:

    Include the ...

    1. Date (when the recording was made)
    2. Name of the broadcaster
    3. Programme title
    4. The wording 'This recording is to be used only for educational and non-commercial purposes under the terms of the ERA Licence'.

    ... as a written opening credit or webpage which must be viewed or listened to before access to the recording is permitted.
    I guess that could be done with a virtualdub script or something?

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    Nope only certain things on freeview

    Sky news can't.
    UK channels/dave not sure as joint owned operation by bbc and virgin
    Sky 3 - can't
    most of the music channels and all probbaly all but bbc radio channels (not sure as it is tv broadcast???)
    Eurosport can't
    Teachers TV - you can
    Virgin 1 - you can't

    Russ

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    ERA seems to have changed the channels listed to exclude Film4 btw.
    See: http://www.era.org.uk/FAQ.html#record

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    Permissions nightmare

    Does anyone know how an educational publisher developing electronic resources can ever get permissions to use video clips from the big broadcasters, particularly BBC whose mission statement is to educate - but only using their materials it seems! We are obviously a commercial company but so are all educational publishers- how else do students get educated?! Ideas welcomed

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