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Posted by Alan Rae Wed, 07/03/2019 - 09:24

Good to hear from Emily - still heavily involved in copyright.  There is a lot in this blog that I will take up with Emily before going public, but I would question the statement in the introduction to the blog.  The statement is made - "Licences are required to show or play broadcasts during lessons".  This isn't my understanding - the ERA licence is required to make the recording but the showing or playing is covered by s34 (2) of the 1988 Act. It clearly states that "the playing or showing of a broadcast is not a playing or showing for the purposes of infringement of copyright".  Therefore, if a broadcast, not made by school or college, is shown, for example, on a YouTube channel, is the ERA licence still required?  Just asking the question!!  Great blog, CLA - helps the dialogue about copyright literacy.

Message was edited at Thu, 07/04/2019 - 12:03 by an Administrator.

Posted by Emily Stannard Thu, 07/04/2019 - 14:11

Hi Alan!

Great to hear from you as always! And yes you are absolutely right - have double-checked. Think I got confused with the terms of the ERA+ Licence but yes a playing or showing of a live broadcast or a recorded broadcast which isn’t covered by the ERA licence (the ERA covers BBC, ITV and channel 4 etc) is perfectly acceptable. 

The post should be edited to read: “Licences May be required to show or play recorded broadcasts..”. I think I was just erring on the side of caution because this post was for the CLA... 

Thanks for clarifying - you are the ERA expert! 


Message was edited at Thu, 07/04/2019 - 14:22 by an Administrator.

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