Aston Replay lets staff record teaching sessions, or flip the classroom to record content to distribute to students in advance. Students can then search and replay sections to enhance understanding and review for revision purposes. Any third party materials included in the recording i.e. videos, images or extracts from written materials can be included if you are satisfied that you are covered under one of the exceptions to the CPDA
Another exception in the CDPA permits acknowledged fair dealing for criticism and review, with works that have been made available to the public. Criticism and review has been interpreted widely by the courts to cover the quality, style, thoughts, themes and social and moral implications of a work, but not, for example, the author’s general conduct. Criticism and review is not limited to non-commercial activities and may permit the use of a whole work, for example an image or a poem.
The University pays an annual fee for a Newspaper Licence from the Newspaper Licensing Agency http://www.nla.co.uk/ which allows staff and students to copy (hard copy only) on an ad hoc basis from all national titles and up to 20 regional titles. The licence also allows certain staff to copy on a digital basis from all the nationals (excluding The Times, The Sunday Times and the Sun) and regional titles. The Newspaper Licence is held in Marketing and Communications. Any enquiries can be directed to Alex Earnshaw, Marketing & Communications, ext 4549
The CPDA 1988 exception permits fair dealing with a work for the sole purpose of illustration for instruction, provided it is:
There is no precise definition of what dealing would be fair, but you should consider:
Illustration is also not defined, but is likely to be interpreted to mean a copy can be used to illustrate or reinforce a point, but not for decorative purposes.
So, providing the copying meets these criteria, it would be permissible to copy text for inclusion in a Powerpoint presentation for use in a lecture or on Blackboard.