Understanding rights and licences

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Overview

When you upload a video, LUTube allows you to clearly state:

  • Who owns the rights to the video
  • The licence under which it is being displayed.

Be aware

  • Copyrights and licences can be very complicated issues. If you are in any doubt as to how to proceed then always check first with your faculty librarian.
  • This guide is meant for support only and does not constitute legal advice

Who owns the rights to this work?

This section allows you to state who owns the work. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have permission to use any content that you upload and making sure that you can tick one of these boxes will help you stay on the right side of the law.

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There are 6 options within this section to allow you to protect your rights as well as those of any third parties that might have rights to the content that you are using. Remember that more than one person can and often does have rights to a video. It is very important that you get permission from all the rights holders before you upload your content. Permission forms can be obtained from the LUTube copyright advice page.

The options in the section are fairly self explanatory and cover all acceptable outcomes, you can see some examples of when you would use each one below.

Statement on LUTube Typical use
I am the creator of this content and I jointly with The University of Leeds own all rights (including all copyright and performance rights) to it. Staff / student uploading content created in the course of their employment or as part of a module*
I am the creator of this content and I own all rights (including all copyright and performance rights) to it. Content made outside of University (e.g. before starting employment) and is owned completely by the uploader.
The University of Leeds own all rights (including all copyright and performance rights) to this work and I have permission to use it in this context. Uploading content where all rights have been assigned to University, e.g. graduation ceremony.
I am the creator of this content and I have the permission of all rights holders (including all copyright and performance rights) in this work to use it in this context. Uploading something with permission from all rights holders to use in this instance (e.g. through signing
permission forms)
This video is owned by a third party and has been released under a Creative Commons Licence or a form of licence allowing it to be used for non‐commercial teaching purposes. Video not owned by person uploading but it has been released under a general licence allowing it to be used.
The copyright and performance rights to this content are owned by a third party and I have obtained permission for use in this context. Video not owned by person uploading but permission has been granted to use it in this instance.

*Note - if you have made a video in the course of your work then the University would normally claim some joint ownership to that video.

Licence requirements

Details the licence under which the video is being shown. The information in this section is shown along with your video and tells viewers what they can do with your content.

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There are 5 options within this section allowing you to choose from open Creative Commons licences, giving permission for re-use of the content, to reserving all rights of the owner. Other options allow you to add your own specific licence details. All options do not affect the rights and ownership of the video, i.e. if you allow others to re-use your work you still retain your rights to it.

ERA licence

The final option within the licences section is to upload content under the terms of the Educational Recording Agency or ERA licence. This is a special licence that the University pays for which allows you to record and distribute copies of programs broadcast on terrestrial TV for educational purposes under certain conditions.

You can use the ERA licence to share recordings from TV online with your students under certain conditions. Selecting the ERA licence also requires you to provide additional metadata about the video such as the date, time and title of broadcast before you can upload your content.

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