When you record a lecture, you need to consider copyright issues. Some of these issues do not arise in the delivery of a lecture face to face, but do so when a recording is made.
In your lectures you might use materials produced by other people, or you might have a guest speaker. Once you include presentations and material by others who are not QUT staff, the copyright situation gets complicated.
In making an audio recording, you are making a reproduction of the words spoken and any audio material played in the lecture. In making a screen or video recording, you are making a reproduction of the words spoken and any audio or visual material played or displayed in the lecture.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the material you use and include in the recording complies with copyright. If you need to obtain permissions from copyright owners, you will be responsible for this. You should keep records of your permissions on file where they could be retrieved if required.
Resources to support your teaching
- Copyright Guidelines on Videorecording of Lectures (PDF, 242KB)
- Guest lecturers should complete and sign the Guest Lecture Recording Permissions form (PDF, 82KB) when having their lectures recorded.
- For a quick start guide on lecture recording and copyright, consult the Lecture Recordings and Copyright Guide (PDF, 332KB) produced by QUT eLearning Services.
- For training support with the QUT Lecture Recording software see Teaching with technology: Lecture recording.