Do I need permission to use an audio or music file?
Using the flowchart below, determine if your use of an audio/music file(s) requires obtaining permission from the creator or purchasing a license.
Scenario #1: Using Copyrighted Music
Scenario #2: Using a Podcast
Answer: In certain circumstances, yes, it would be acceptable to link to the podcast. For example, suggesting to students to listen to a weekly/daily podcast-- but you don’t link them to a specific episode of the podcast-- would be permissible. However, if you want to provide a link to one specific episode, you should request permission to do so. In addition, through the Rasmussen University Library, you may be able to legally gain access to podcasts; talk with your programmatic Librarian to learn more. Lastly, if the podcast is available through Creative Commons Licensing, you would be able to link to it in your course.
Open Access Resources
Upload permissions granted/received to the Permissions Documentation Library using the following naming convention: