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Niagara College Libraries subscribes to several video streaming databases, which are fully licensed alternatives to YouTube.
For example, check out the thousands of educational videos available through Films on Demand:
You may show videos in your class under the following conditions:
For more information refer to Section 29.5(d) of the Copyright Act.
Showing videos for the following purposes would NOT be considered fair dealing and would require a licence:
Please contact the Library for information on how to obtain a licence.
Videos on the internet (i.e.,YouTube and other video hosting sites) are copyrighted works. It is essential to check to see who posted the video to verify if it is a legal copy. Although, it is the responsibility of the YouTube uploader to clear copyright, as an educational institution we should be making every effort to find the most reliable source or channel in YouTube. For example, look for items from uploaders such as abc, cbc learning, msn, etc., instead of someone named JumpingJenny. Streaming directly from the original website is the recommended practice.
For example, check out this information from CBC, which clearly states you CANNOT freely stream their videos in your classroom.
An individual can use copyrighted works such as images, videos, music, text, etc. in the creation of a new work (e.g. modifying a mathematical table, creating an instructional video, creating slides or documents) as long as the mash-up meets the following conditions (Section 29.21 of Copyright Act):