Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
E-learningPart of University of Groningen

E-learning

E-learningFor whom?Academische faseLegal preconditions

03 Is the faculty board allowed to determine which classes are being recorded (automatically). Do they require explicit permission from the lecturer (every single time)?

Question

03 Is the faculty board allowed to determine which classes are being recorded (automatically). Do they require explicit permission from the lecturer (every single time)?

Answer

Copyright law resolves around the right to multiply and publish these kinds of materials. The copyright owner can exploit his work by asking a fee to allow publication. Besides this, personality rights protect the special band between the creator and his creation. There is a regulation in copyright law stating that copyright is owned by the employer of the creator when such a work has been created during the time the creator was employed there. It is assumed that this applies to teaching materials as well. However, the employer, based on PERSOONLIJKHEIDSRECHTEN, is not allowed to remove the name of the creator. Besides that, the University Board can formulate certain guidelines on copyright regulations, based on articles in the Collective Labour Agreements, but these have not been formulated yet for teaching materials.

Because a lecture can be considered as a copyright-protected work, the University Board could be considered to be the copyright owner. Based on copyright law and Collective Labour Agreements, the Board could formulate certain guidelines on copyright regulations. Careful consideration should be given when deciding to record a traditionally, transitional, contact-based form of education and policies concerning the recording of lectures should consider this. Because the Dutch Higher Education and Research Act dictates that the main responsibility for designing education lies with the lecturer and the educational programme, it could very well be that the department specifies which guidelines concerning education are desirable. Besides didactic principles, the right to control the use of one’s image, potential neighbouring rights, third party rights and personality rights of the lecturer should be taken into consideration.

Last modified:10 November 2015 4.06 p.m.
printView this page in: Nederlands
Follow us onyoutube twitter linkedin