Do I need permission to use a Video?
Using the flowchart below, determine if your use of a video(s) requires obtaining permission from the creator or purchasing a license.
Scenario #3: Showing a Video or DVD in Class
Question: I own a DVD that I want to show in my residential class that illustrates a key concept in the week's lesson. Can I show the entire video in my class? Is that considered "fair use?"
Answer: If the video or DVD are being used for educational purposes, a portion of the work may be used in a residential class if the portion is not the "heart of the work," and attribution is given. Consult the Fair Use Guidelines tab in this Guide for more information. Showing the video or DVD in its entirety may require obtaining permission from the copyright holder particularly if you have determined that it is copyright protected. For more information, consult the Permission Request Information & Form tab in this Guide for more information.
Scenario #4: Streaming a Video in an Online Class
Question: I found a great online video that I would like to stream in my online class. Is this permissible?
Answer: Video content can be found in multiple places including on the Internet (YouTube, TED Talks) and in some library databases. There are several issues that must be taken into consideration to determine whether the video content can be streamed in an online class. First, is the video covered by a Creative Commons license? Also, do you plan to show a segment of the video or the video in its entirety? If you plan to show a segment or a clip of the video make sure that it is for educational purposes, the portion shown is not the "heart of the work," and attribution is given. Consult the Fair Use Guidelines tab in this Guide for more information. If you plan to show the entire video or the "heart of the work," permission should most likely be obtained from the copyright holder. Consult the Permission Request Information & Form tab in this Guide for information. Finally, there are several video databases in the Rasmussen Online Library. These videos can be made available to students through a link or, in some cases, can be embedded right into the course. Attribution should always be provided.
Scenario #5: Deep Linking to Specific Web Content (Video) Found within a Larger Website
Exceptions - Resources that Allow for Deep Linking:
Please contact email@example.com with additional questions.
Open Access Resources
Step 1: Go to YouTube and perform a search.
Step 2: Click on the Filter icon on the results page:
Step 3: Select Creative Commons from the menu:
Step 4: Review results.
Purchasing a License for Video Performance Rights
Upload permissions granted/received to the Permissions Documentation Library using the following naming convention: