Section 29.5(d) of the Copyright Act permits showing a YouTube video in class for educational purposes, provided that it is not an infringing copy. This means that the video has to have been posted by the content creator or the copyright owner.
In order to ensure that all use of YouTube videos is legal:
As per College policy, all videos must have high quality closed-captioning. Only the creator of a YouTube video can close caption their videos. If there is a video on YouTube without closed captioning that you would like to use, please contact the Library. We will attempt to get permission from the video creator to have the video closed captioned.
Here are some hints as to how you can tell whether the copy is legal. The video:
The Library has access to thousands of streamed videos, which can be shown in the classroom or embedded or linked to in eConestoga. Many of the videos are closed-captioned. A partial list of Library film databases are below. For a more extensive list, click on Library's Video Streaming Resources.
Section 29.21 of the Copyright Act includes the user’s right to use copyright-protected works to create new works. The Act refers to this as “Non-commercial user-generated content,” but it is popularly referred to as mash-ups.
There are some conditions that apply to non-commercial user-generated content:
The user-generated content can be distributed, such as posting a video on YouTube, or on a website.