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Release forms under the New York Civil Rights Law need to be signed by anyone whose name, image or likeness appears in the recorded lectures, including professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Permission to make a recording of a lecture and then distribute the recording should be signed by the speaker who presents the lecture, even if that speaker is an SU professor. If the speaker is an SU professor, the Policies and Procedures in the Faculty Manual,1 provides that SU receives a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and nontransferable license to use the materials. As policies such as this may not necessarily be binding or strictly enforced by courts, specific permission to make the recording and then distribute and publish the recorded lecture over the internet should therefore be obtained from the lecturer, regardless of position or title.

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