November 30, 2021
This report from UK think tank HEPI looks at the confusion over who owns recorded lecture material or has the right to disseminate it.
As universities gear up for a new round of strikes, taking place from 1 December to 3 December 2021, they may wish to reuse online teaching materials recorded during the pandemic to limit the impact on students.
But a new report from the Higher Education Policy Institute reveals confusion over who owns such recorded material or has the right to disseminate it. It may be the lecturers who prepared and delivered the lectures or the universities that employ them.
Based on interviews with legal experts and those involved with intellectual property (IP) disputes, Who owns online lecture recordings? (HEPI Policy Note 32), by Dr Alexis Brown, explores: