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YouTube: practical advice for teachers

Practical advice for schools using YouTube videos

Teachers frequently use YouTube videos in class – NetSafe has now compiled practical advice on the educational exemptions of the NZ Copyright Act and using copyrighted video resources in schools


Can I download music and videos from YouTube? Am I breaking copyright law?

The recent amendment to NZ copyright law has got many internet users worried they may be unintentionally breaking copyright laws when they watch, stream or download material from YouTube and other online sites and services.

Copyright questions

What are my rights and responsibilities under the new Copyright Act?

This law makes you responsible for everything that goes on on your internet account: makes sure your family are aware of the possible penalties and secure your wireless connection

Copyright Tribunal (website)

What is the new process that the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act has introduced?

The Act lays out a “three-notice regime” and has created a Copyright Tribunal that has the ability to award up to $15,000 in damages

Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act

What is the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act?

This is a significant change to the Copyright Act 1994 and provides rights owners with a special regime for taking enforcement action against New Zealanders who infringe copyright through file sharing, specifically targeting peer-to-peer technologies

Copyright Act 1994

The Copyright Act (1994) and schools

Background information and guidance on what schools can do to prepare for an amendment to the Copyright Act (1994)

Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act

The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act: What schools should know

Not all file sharing is illegal – learn what activities do and don’t contravene the new Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act

Copyright questions

How will the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act work?

Understanding the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act’s three-notice process and copyright tribunal

Ethernet connection

NetSafe advice to schools: What to do if your school receives an infringement notice from your ISP

If you have received a notice from your ISP indicating that a rights holder has provided evidence of infringing file sharing, you should act as quickly as possible

Copyright preparations

NetSafe advice to schools: How to prepare for the changes to copyright law

The changes in the copyright law provide schools with an opportunity to look at how copyright is currently managed – NetSafe would encourage schools to look at both policy and procedures around copyright infringement

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