Under the Copyright Act (s 29.6), educational institutions can record (copy) news and news commentary programs - except for documentaries - provided that:
There is no limit on the length of time the recording may be kept and no payment is required.
|Alternatively, you can always turn on the program in the classroom while it is being broadcasted live on TV or radio, or show a legal copy of a program that you have purchased, as long as it is for non-profit, educational purposes.
A News Program refers to program reporting on local, regional, national, and international events including weather and sports reports, community news and other related segments as part of a news program. (Examples: The National, Global News, BBC World Report)
A News Commentary Program refers to a program that includes discussions, explanations, analysis, observations/interpretations of news and has the following elements: "talking head(s)" commentators, minimal editing and unscripted responses. (Examples: Piers Morgan Tonight, As it Happens)
A Documentary refers to a socially relevant program with creative vision/viewpoint that has the following elements: significant research and preparation, pre-scripting; significant editing and "shelf life". (Examples: The Nature of Things, DocZone, W5)
Under the Copyright Act (s 29.7) educational institutions can record (copy) other types of broadcast programs - including documentaries - provided that:
|Alternatively, can always turn on the program in the classroom while it is being broadcasted live on TV or radio, or show a legal copy of a program that you have purchased, as long as it is for non-profit, educational purposes.