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  • Information on copyright when you teach

When teaching and using material in lectures, there are a number of rules of which you need to be aware. For example, do you know which rules apply if you wish to show a television broadcast, upload an article to Brightspace or use images in your slides? 

Need help?

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the liason librarian associated with your field, who will be happy to assist you with your questions.

Alternatively, you are always welcome to contact your local library.  

Material from the Internet

Finding relevant course material online can be quick and easy, while it can be much more difficult to assess whether or not you may share this material with your students. 

Copying, printing and scanning

If you would like to hand out copies or prints, make printed compendia or scan material for your students, then the rules that apply are dependant on the original.


Copydan agreements

Aarhus University has entered into three agreements with Copydan - one for text, one for images and one for AV material.


When you make use of video clips during lectures, you need to be aware not only of the conditions placed by the individual video service you are using, but also of the Copyright Act and the Personal Data Act.

Danish radio/TV

Read how you can use radio and television broadcasts in your teaching - both your own recordings as well as content from Mediestream.


If you want to use images during teaching, you need to be aware of the agreement between AU and Copydan (Visual).

What is copyright?

Copyright protects the creators of texts, music, images, websites, television broadcasts, databases, etc. The vast majority of works are protected by copyright. The copyright represents a balance between creator and user. One should therefore be aware of one’s own copyright, as well as respecting the rights of others. Developments in the digital world have brought an increased focus on copyright, this also applies to the use of copyrighted material within universities.

Copyright law

What is Copydan?

Copydan is an association that manages the copyright of a range of rights holders. This management of rights consists of the collection and redistribution of remuneration in connection with copyrights held under licensing agreements. Read more at www.copydan.dk

Framework agreements