NCI Moodle and Copyright
All faculty and staff of the National College of Ireland now have the choice to make course material available via Moodle (LMS: Learning Management System). The Irish Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 (& Statutory Instrument S.I. 15, 2002) allows copyright material to be communicated on Moodle for educational purposes under the license the college holds from the ICLA (Irish Copyright Licensing Authority) . Certain conditions and limitations apply that you must abide by:
Limit the amount communicated
There are limits on the types and amounts of material that can be communicated on the LMS.
All digital materials made available via Moodle should be deleted at the end of each academic year and if required again, be put back up on Moodle at the beginning of each academic year.
Textual material -
Images - You can use an image from an electronic source, such as a website, or from a print source, such as a book so long as it is not separately available for purchase.
Websites – It is recommended that you link to a website. If you must reproduce material from a website, check the terms & conditions to see what you are permitted to do. If there are no terms & conditions, how much you can use will depend on the type of material, e.g. images or text.
Films (including TV programmes, documentaries, news programmes, etc) – You cannot make a commercial DVD of a film available on Moodle.
Sound Recordings (including interviews etc) - You can not make a commercial CD of a sound recording available on Moodle.
Recorded Music – You cannot make this available via Moodle
Podcasts – You can make podcasts of TV & radio broadcasts available on Moodle, if the country of origin is a signatory to the Rome Convention. If not, or if the podcast is a web exclusive, you may link to it instead.
For full details see: Guidelines for Using Copyright Material for Higher Educational Purposes
Cite all material used
You should cite all material with a full bibliographic citation. Citations should include the author, title, publication date & source of the item, e.g. book, journal, website etc. The standard referencing styles in NCI are Harvard, APA or IEEE. For further information on referencing material see here.
Note: A ‘published edition’ refers to the printed edition of a literary, dramatic or musical work where copyright has expired and therefore is in the public domain, e.g. a play by Shakespeare, or a concerto by Mozart. Copyright applies to the published edition but only protects the typographical arrangement and layout.
This updated HE [Higher Education] License covers copying & scanning from books, journals, magazine & newspapers
The License provides annual blanket permissions to copy & reuse content from print & digital publications
It allows you to:
Make copies from digital & print books, magazines, newspapers & websites
Share copies with students & staff
Store copies on your intranet
Copy up to 1 article, chapter or 10% of the total, whichever is greater
Copy publications from Ireland plus many other international territories including the UK, USA, Australia, France, Germany, Spain & Italy
Include newspapers published in Ireland & the UK
Use images from publications included in the ICLA Licence
The purpose of the Licence is intended to broaden & enrich students' learning experience by enabling an institution to provide greater access to copyright materials, through creating course packs or putting reading material on VLEs [Virtual Learning Environments] such as Moodle.
WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
Please take note of the Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000 and the consequent regulations which update the law in the making of photocopies and reproductions of library materials. At times under certain conditions specified in the Copyright and the Related Rights Act 2000, libraries and archives may be authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction(s). Important: one of these conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction may not be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research and that only one copy be provided for scholarly purposes, unless copyright fees are paid. The library is unable at this time to provide materials for COMMERCIAL PURPOSES. Further reproduction of paper copies made from the College's computer system may be in violation of copyright laws and is prohibited. If further clarification is required please enquire from email@example.com