Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


75 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 113660 23-Jan-2013 15:14
Send private message

Is it legal to record lecturers at a university for your own purpose, instead of writing down notes etc?
Or does it depend on what their T&C's consist of?
Thanks,

~Dylan

Create new topic
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 749621 23-Jan-2013 15:15
Send private message

Ask the person doing the lecture



75 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 749625 23-Jan-2013 15:19
Send private message

I did,
They said they didn't mind, but weren't too sure what the laws are surrounding it.
I guess I'll just have to ask the brass at the university!
thanks,

~Dylan

137 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 22


  Reply # 749626 23-Jan-2013 15:19
Send private message

if your just consuming the lecture then you just ask the lecturer for permission and just don't post the recordings online.

the lecturer owns the copyright and just needs to give you permission which he has..



75 posts

Master Geek


Reply # 749628 23-Jan-2013 15:20
Send private message

kontonnz: if your just consuming the lecture then you just ask the lecturer for permission and just don't post the recordings online.

the lecturer owns the copyright and just needs to give you permission which he has..


Cool, 
thank you! 

~Dylan

137 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 22


  Reply # 749630 23-Jan-2013 15:21
Send private message

from the horses mouth well aucklands so to speak : http://www.law.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/cs-law-recording-of-lectures


2026 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 339

Trusted

  Reply # 749643 23-Jan-2013 15:34
Send private message

At Canterbury its pretty well accepted, even encouraged by some lecturers. In some classes there might be half a dozen recording devices (phones, dictaphones) left up on the lecturn by students during the lecture. And I've had cases where the lecturer redistributes an individual's recordings of their lectures if there is demand for it.

That said, more and more lectures are being automatically recorded, even videoed these days.

What university are you at/going to be at?

Awesome
4810 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1062

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 749668 23-Jan-2013 16:05
Send private message

Regardless of the lecturers view, couldn't you argue fair use/fair dealing (of copyright) anyway?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law_of_New_Zealand#Exclusions_and_fair_dealing

Exclusions and fair dealing

The Act allows for certain permitted acts to be exempted from copyright restrictions.

    Fair dealing; for purpose of criticism, review, news reporting, research, private study.
    certain educational purposes
    time shifting of TV programmes for viewing at a later time
    format shifting of music
    back up of computer programmes
    making copies in Braille.




Twitter: ajobbins


1540 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 39


  Reply # 749734 23-Jan-2013 17:27
Send private message

Vic uni was fine with it,  you're prob not the only student doing it ... one time a student played it back by mistake and the lecturer made a joke ........ after hearing her own voice.

14349 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1866


  Reply # 749754 23-Jan-2013 18:08
Send private message

What about videoing, which would be a lot more useful for some lectures, espeically those that have slideshows? Technology has moved on a lot since I was at uni, as videing back then would need a hand held cam corder. But these days you can just use your phone, and get full HD quality.

21459 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4362

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 749820 23-Jan-2013 20:38
Send private message

Just get a go-pro on a mount. a cellphone would be a pain to hold and aim. ;)




Richard rich.ms

64 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 749855 23-Jan-2013 21:24
Send private message

The Livescribe pen is marketed for exactly this and I must say having used mine for the last year it has been invaluable.



Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.