Copyright guide for lectures

Images in your PowerPoint Presentations

You may include when recording your lectures:

* any image you source from the open web*

* any image from a hardcopy source (as long as an electronic copy of the image is not available for sale).

When referencing in your PowerPoint, include the URLs where you sourced your images.

* If you click an “I agree” box on the web prior to copying the image, then you are then bound by the terms you agree to.

Note:  When using images from the Internet, you will help reduce our licence costs by using Creative Commons images.  Simply source the images you want by doing a CC Search and then clicking on the "Google Images" box.

TV and Radio programs

You may record any material copied off air from Australian TV or radio (including Pay TV).  This includes current affair news TV material held in the Library's TVNews.

Displayed Web Pages

Freely available web pages may be displayed and recorded.  Remember to reference these in your lecture.

YouTube clips and Films

You may show and record clips from commercial films and YouTube in your lectures as long as you are critically analysing or reviewing these clips in your lectures.  Otherwise you must turn off the lecture recording whenever you show these (unless the film has been copied off-air from TV or the YouTube clip has a Creative Commons licence).

If your desired use is outside the above limits, contact the Information Policy Officer who can often enable special case usage for educational purposes.  You can also get permission from the copyright owner.

Visiting lecturers

Please complete the Lecture Capture Permission form and give to the Course Coordinator.

Further Information

For specific cases and advice, please contact the Information Policy Officer.

Need help?

Advice and support

The Information Policy Officer provides copyright advice and training across Griffith University for staff and students. Contact the Information Policy Officer by emailing or phoning (0)7 3735 5695.

  • Reading List Service digitises and makes readings available online for students through Learning@Griffith in a copyright compliant way.
  • The Library assists with supplying movies and TV material for teaching in a copyright compliant way.
  • Griffith Enterprise advises on ownership and development of potentially commercial copyright, inventions and other IP created by staff and students.

Common questions