Key points for recording of television broadcast programming for educational purposes:
(Based on the 1979 "Guidelines for Off-Air Recording of Broadcast Programming for Educational Purposes," contained in the House Report on Piracy and Counterfeiting Amendments (H.R. No. 495, 97th Cong., 1st Sess. at 8-9), as well as the Supreme Court decision in Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, 464 U.S. 417 (1984).)
Check at the source to determine copyright permission if outside the initial time period. As an example, see the PBS web site: http://teacher.shop.pbs.org/helpdesk/index.jsp?display=shopping&subdisplay=purchMO
Look on the web site for the legal and copyright information.
To comply with the Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia when using Blackboard, you should:
In most cases, this should comply with the Congressional guidelines on fair use.
Adapted from a Blackboard Tip Sheet on Copyright, Fair Use & Educational Multimedia FAQ.
For assistance, contact your library liaison.