Recording of Broadcasts for Educational Use (A-33)
Original Implementation: December 21, 1982
Last Revision: October 18, 2010
Material transmitted for public programming by broadcast stations, cable systems, satellite, or any other transmission medium may be recorded and used for educational purposes in accordance with federal copyright law, except where forbidden by an explicit agreement between the parties originating and receiving the program or information. Broadcast programs are televised programs transmitted by television stations for reception by the general public without charge. Programs may not be recorded from a television satellite/cable unless these programs are authorized for free reception or the institution obtains a license to copy the programs.
The following guidelines must be observed in the off-air recording of broadcast programming for educational use:
- A broadcast transmission may be recorded off-air simultaneously with the broadcast transmission (including simultaneous cable retransmission) and retained by Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) for a period not to exceed forty-five (45) consecutive calendar days after the date of the recording. Upon conclusion of the retention period, all off-air recordings must be erased or destroyed immediately by the holder of the recording.
- An off-air recording may be used only once by an instructor for relevant teaching activities, but may be repeated one other time when instructional reinforcement is necessary. All use of recordings must be in a classroom or in similar places devoted to instruction during the first ten (10) consecutive school days in the 45-calendar-day retention period. School days are defined as school session days (not counting weekends, holidays, vacations, examination periods, or other scheduled interruptions) within the 45-calendar-day retention period.
- Off-air recordings may be made only at the request of and used by individual instructors and may not be regularly recorded in anticipation of requests. No broadcast program may be recorded off-air more than once at the request of the same instructor, regardless of the number of times the program may be broadcast.
- An off-air recording may be copied to meet the needs of instructors under these guidelines. Each additional copy shall be subject to all provisions governing the original recording and must contain the copyright notice of the broadcast program as recorded.
- If the instructor wishes to add the broadcast program to the curriculum, permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.
- Off-air recordings need not be used in their entirety. The recorded programs may not be altered from their original content. Off-air recordings may not be physically or electronically combined or merged to constitute teaching anthologies or compilations.
Cross Reference: Faculty Handbook
Responsible for Implementation: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Contact for Revision: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs