Finding images, audio and video online is now easier than ever, but while you may be able to use these things in your assessed work without permission, what if you want to publish that material? You may have created a blog, website or wiki for a module and be keen to make it publicly available. Here's a guide to how you can legally use these resources:
Images - images can be copied for assessment but if you then publish your work you will need to ask for permission from the copyright owner to include the copyright material. Putting material online is considered publishing, so we recommend you use copyright free sources for images. You also need to include attribution - if you don't know how to, see Best Practices for Attribution.
Recorded music - this is protected by copyright and must not be copied for any purpose without permission. Often copyright in a piece of music is owned by several people such as the performers, the songwriter and the composer. Copyright covers all formats including CD, vinyl and MP3s.
TV, radio and video - you should be careful when using videos from sites such as You Tube as it's not always the copyright owner who posted the material. If you make any work available publicly you will need permission to include other people's work. Manchester Metropolitan University has an ERA (Educational Recording Agency) Licence which allows broadcast material to be recorded for educational use.