Copyright at Aalborg University

What is permitted with television broadcasts?

As a student or employee at Aalborg University (AAU), you are in touch with many different types of media. All of these are comprised by the copyright act. This page provides you with important information regarding those elements of copyright law that you - as an affilate of AAU - should know about before you use texts, pictures, film, or any other type of media .

Television broadcasts are covered by copyright law. Aalborg University has signed an agreement with Copydan that makes it possible for EMPLOYEES ONLY to copy (capture) and store television broadcasts for teaching and research purposes. However, employees are only permitted to share the broadcasts in closed Moodle forums - the actual recording or via link to Mediastream.

  • You are NOT permitted to record, store, and share entire film works (feature films), unless it concerns a film clip used in a television broadcast.                                                                               


Broadcasts from the following Danish and foreign TV channels are covered by the agreement:

Danish channels:
DR1, DR2, DR3, DR K, DR Ramasjang, DR Ultra, TV2, TV2 regions, TV2 News, TV2 Zulu, TV2 Charlie TV2 Free, Channel 4, Channel 5, 6, 7’eren, TV3, TV3 +, TV3 Puls, Dk4, Sign-language channel.

Nordic channels:
SVT1, SVT2 (HD) (HD), TV4, NRK1, NRK2 and TV2 (HD) Norway (HD).

German channels:
ARTE (HD), ARD (HD), ZDF (HD), NDR, 3 Sat and RTL (HD) and KiKA.

English-language channels:
BBC Brit, BBC World News, BBC Earth, CNN, MTV, Discovery, Animal Planet, National Geographic, Viasat History, Viasat Explorer and Viasat Nature.

French channels:
France Ô, France 2, France 3, TV5 Monde and Mezzo.

Spanish channels:
TVE Int. and Canal 24horas.

Italian channels:
Rai Scuolo and Rai Storia.

Chinese channels:
CCTV 4 and CCTV 9.

Turkish channels:
TRT Türk, TRT Children (TRT Aysha) and TRT School (TRT Okul).

Other channels:
Ariana TV (Afghanistan), MBC


Radio/TV and E-learning

The Committee for the Protection of Scientific and Scholarly Work (UBVA) has made a video about the use of radio- and television broadcasts with regard to e-learning. ENGLISH SUBTITLES!

UBVA - Udvalget til Beskyttelse af Videnskabeligt Arbejde (2014) Brug af Radio og TV i forbindelse med E-læ

Links to television broadcasts

Mediastream is a database that can be accessed by students and staff at Aalborg University via the University Library. The database contains television and cinema advertisements.

Use of Mediastream content is for teaching, study, and research purposes only! You are not permitted to use it for other than academic purposes! Neither are you permitted to download, forward, alter or use the material commercially. Non-academic public projection of content is not permitted.

Copyright overview

Here is an overview of what students and staff at Aalborg University are permitted to photocopy, scan, and upload.

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Questions about copyright?

All students and staff at Aalborg University are free to ask questions regarding copyright to the university library's Copyright Team at


The copyright team

This page is regularly managed and updated by the Copyright Team at Aalborg University Library. Latest update: March 2020. “Fotos:”