Making a copy of a CD without written permission of the copyright holder is in violation of the Copyright Act. Permission must be obtained from the copyright holder. For example, in a sound recording, copyright subsists in the musical composition, the sound recording itself, and the performance by the artist(s).
However, the library does provide access to a large number of licensed Sound Effects and music that can be used for animation, film, video and other multimedia projects.
Click here for Information on how to access our Sound Ideas Sound Effects Library
How can I find a film to screen in class?
The library can obtain videorecordings for your classes, please use the media booking form on the library website to make a request.
Can I show a YouTube video in class?
Yes, see above. You may link to a YouTube video for classroom viewing, as this practice does not constitute making a copy. However, downloading a copy of a video for posting or distribution would be making a copy and would require permission. It is the faculty member's responsibility to ensure the legitimacy of YouTube videos before showing them in the classroom. YouTube videos and videos from other video sharing sites may contain content not uploaded by the copyright owner and use of these videos endorses copyright infringement, therefore, search for official versions of videos uploaded by the content creator.
Making a copy of a multimedia work without written permission of the copyright holder is in violation of the Copyright Act. In multimedia works, copyright will subsist separately in each of the different media contained within the work, eg. voice, text, video clips, performances, music, etc. Permission to copy a multimedia or audio visual work will require obtaining permission from all of the copyright holders concerned.
The Library maintains two Entertainment Agreements that license the presentation of feature length films on campus. The films presented must be produced by a studio represented by ACF or Criterion Pictures and the presentation must be restricted to the ECU campus and its' members. Movies can be obtained from video clubs, stores, personal collections, public libraries, etc. Advertisement and promotion of the exhibition of films will not include Radio, Television or commercial Newspaper announcements.