Use in education

Display restriction
You may show or play a protected work without the rightsholder's permission if this serves an educational purpose. This must be done on a non-profit basis. This applies to films, video, television programmes, music, sound recordings, still images such as photos and works of art. The work must be disclosed as part of the curriculum either at the education institution's physical location or as part of a digital lecture on Zoom or Teams, for example.

Including a film or piece of music in a digital learning environment so that students can watch or listen to it at home is therefore not allowed. The Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences has established a policy with FilmService (video's) and Videma (television) that allows you to show all video and television programmes at a university of applied sciences. This policy doesn't apply to research universities.

Education restriction
Parts of works may be copied and made public to explain a certain subject matter in the context of non-commercial education (Article 16 of the Dutch Copyright Act). In that case, a copy may therefore be disclosed in a closed digital learning environment, provided that it is intended for educational purposes. The parts of the works must explain a certain subject matter in education. This means that they are complementary and therefore do not replace the education content.

Sometimes the copyright holders must receive fair compensation for the use of their work. In higher education, this is jointly regulated via Stichting UvO with separate policies for applied universities of sciences and for universities.

For more information about open educational resources, see the Educational Resources page.