ERA grants its principal Licences in accordance with the Licensing Scheme, which has been certified by the Secretary of State under Section 35 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 ('the Act'). The Licences issued by ERA under Section 35 authorise the following two non-commercial educational activities:
Recordings may be made by or on behalf of an educational establishment.
You require an ERA Licence if you wish to use recordings of broadcasts as teaching resources. Open University programmes are covered by a separate licensing scheme. Certain rights may not be covered by ERA Members; recordings may be made of this material outside the ERA scheme under a separate licence.
The ERA scheme permits recordings of broadcasts to be made for non-commercial educational use. A 'broadcast' is defined as a transmission for simultaneous and lawful reception by members of the public i.e. it is not encrypted or encoded and is for general reception, unlike pay per view services. The ERA Licence therefore covers scheduled free to air broadcasts on:
It also applies to any other licensed broadcast services. These cover both radio and television services.
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Since 1 August 2007 ERA has offered its licensees the opportunity to take out an additional licence which will enable licensed ERA Recordings to be accessed by students and teachers online...