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Two Parliment Videos

February 15, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Two parliamentary videos I thought I would share…

Remark 1. It seems that from the offical source you can only stream live, you cannot download past videos.

Remark 2. On another note I checked the licensing of the official parliamentary videos.

“This work is copyright. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. All other rights are reserved. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to the Secretary, Department of Parliamentary Services, Canberra ACT, 2600 or Webmanager@aph.gov.au.http://www.aph.gov.au/legal/copyright.htm

I’m interested if “[y]ou may … reproduce this material in unaltered form only…” grants you the right to reproduce it as part of a larger derivative work, whilst not altering the copied segment. I think it should, but this is not clear enough in my opinion. Secondly “personal use” is a bit ambiguous. There are no references made to “personal use” in the Copyright Act 1968, so I’m wondering if this implies that one cannot republish this material for others to use. Again I think this should be allowed but it is unclear.

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