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7. Is it clear enough for students that teaching materials are protected by copyright law?

The student that publishes a written-out class recording, violates copyright. If the student also publishes the video of the class, he or she also violates the lecturer’s right to control the use of his or her image. Recording a lecture for private study purposes should not be a problem. For disabled students it may even be essential. However, the lecturer would be wise to address the rules that apply.

Some departments found out that, without their consent or that of the lecturer, teaching materials were published online. Students do not realise that this is a violation. That is why the Administrative and Legal Affairs department has written the following text. We advise departments to add this to all Blackboard courses and it has also been added to the Student charter .

Respect the copyright to the teaching material.

All teaching material is protected by copyright. Students may not make photocopies of teaching material, exams and lectures other than for their own study purposes. In addition, teaching material may not be further distributed in any format. Deliberate violation of copyright is a criminal offence. The University of Groningen will take appropriate measures upon detecting such violations.

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