- Basic Information
- Confirming the range of use for educational resources
Educational resources released to the general public via Hokkaido University’s OpenCourseWare system are made available under one of the following two licenses:
- As “restricted materials” available only for viewing, and are not available for secondary usage by a third party.
- As materials which are available for secondary usage by a third party under the Creative Commons “Attribution + Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC)” license.
(1) Confirm the License Mark
The range of use for these educational resources can be confirmed with either the license mark displayed at the web page for each video or with the credits indicated in each video.
(2) Types of Licenses
Now, in the event that you wish to confirm the details concerning the secondary usage of “restricted materials” that are copyrighted to a third party which have appeared within educational materials hosted on our site, we ask that you directly consult with all institutions relevant to said third party material.
CC BY: Attribution
A license from Creative Common which allows for secondary usage on the condition that credit to the original work is displayed.
CC BY-SA: Attribution-ShareAlike
A license from Creative Commons which allows for secondary usage on the principle condition that credit for the original work is displayed, and that all new works based on this material carry the same license.
CC BY-NC: Attribution-NonCommercial
A license from Creative Commons that allows for modification and re-distribution of the original source on the condition that credit for the original work is displayed and that secondary usage is not used for commercial purposes.
CC BY-NC-SA: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
A license from Creative Commons that allows for the modification and re-distribution of the original source material on the condition that secondary usage is strictly non-commercial, and that any modifications of the original source material carry the same license.
Further details concerning Creative Commons licenses can be found at the URL below:
Available for free usage with no copyright restrictions.
Materials (as defined in Article 1) hosted on this site are made available to Users (as defined in Article 1) in accordance with the various stipulations of this License agreement. All Materials hosted on this site are protected by the copyright laws of each country, as well as by any other relevant copyright laws. Using these Materials in any manner aside from those expressly permitted in the terms and conditions of this License agreement is strictly forbidden. All Users who exercise their right to use these Materials will be considered to have understood and consented to the stipulations designated in this License agreement. The Licenser (Hokkaido University) grants the following rights to Users on the conditions that they have agreed to the following stipulations as they are defined in this agreement.
- Article 1 (Definitions)
- Article 2 (License Grant)
- Article 3 (Restrictions on Use)
- Article 4 (License Conditions)
- Article 5 (Exemption from Liability)
- Article 6 (Termination of Licensing)
- Article 7 (Miscellaneous Information)
- Article 8 (Governing Laws・Jurisdiction)
- Reporting Copyright Violation
Article 1 (Definitions)
- 1. “Compiled Works” refers to items which can be considered “creative” in virtue of the selection, production, or arrangement of their contents by an editor. Examples include, but are not limited to, newspapers, magazines, and encyclopedias.
- 2. “Database Works” refers to databases which can be considered “creative” in virtue of the information selected or the systematic arrangement of the database by its editor or creator.
- 3. “Derivative Works” refers to items created by means of adapting previously existing creative works. Examples include, but are not limited to, adaptations such as translations of a work into a foreign language, re-arranging a particular work, modifying its contents, creating a dramatization of a work, or re-making a work into a movie.
- 4. The “Licenser” will henceforth refer to Hokkaido University.
- 5. The “Original Author” will henceforth refer to the party responsible for the creation of the relevant “material” (e.g., Hokkaido University instructors, etc.)
- 6. “Material” will henceforth refer to works offered at this website for usage in accordance with the various stipulations made clear by our licensing agreement. All “Materials” are protected as authored or creative works.
- 7. The abbreviation “HU-OCW” refers to “Hokkaido University OpenCourseWare” as it is managed and provided by Hokkaido University.
- 8. “This Website” will henceforth refer to the website at which Hokkaido University provides access to the “HU-OCW” for public consumption.
- 9. “User” refers to individuals or groups granted usage rights in accordance with the present terms and conditions. This refers specifically to those individuals or groups who have not violated the stipulations defined by the terms and conditions of the License agreement for using this site’s Materials. Persons who have violated these stipulations in the past may also be referred to as users in the event that they have received express permission from the Licenser to utilize the rights defined by the terms and conditions of this License agreement.
- 10.“Third-Party Works” refers to works which have been licensed for usage by Hokkaido University or a Hokkaido University instructor. Otherwise, this term refers to a work authored by a third-party that has been appropriately cited in our materials in accordance with all relevant copyright laws.
Article 2 (License Grant)
Aside from the exceptions specified in Article 3, Hokkaido University grants all Users the following rights to use Materials hosted on this website on the condition that these materials are used for non-commercial and educational purposes. The rights specified below extend for the time period specified in Article 6, are available to those living in any country, require no financial compensation in exchange for their conferment, are non-exclusive and continuous.
- 1. The Reproduction of Materials hosted on this site (Including Compiled Works and Database Works).
- 2. The distribution of Materials reproduced from this website.
- 3. Public broadcasting of Materials hosted on this site.
- 4. The production and reproduction of Derivative Materials made from Materials hosted on this website.
- 5. The distribution, publication, screen, or broadcast of Derivative Materials made from Materials hosted on this website.
The rights listed above are extended for utilization across all mediums and in all forms (regardless of whether it be for present usage or for considerations made toward the future)
The copyright for this website belongs to Hokkaido University (Copyright (c) 2006 Hokkaido University). Hokkaido University reserves the exclusive rights to this website, and any exceptions to this require the express permission of the Licenser.
All Materials hosted on this website, with exception to those which do not require any Licensing permission to use, are protected by copyright, and are thus recognized as the exclusive property of the relevant copyright holder, i.e., Hokkaido University, Hokkaido University’s instructors, etc. The present licensing agreement offers limited rights for usage of the Materials hosted on this site. Thus, this License does not grant the User any right to claim ownership of the intellectual property, e.g., copyrights, patents, trademarks, etc., hosted on this website. Hokkaido University reserves the right to add content to, delete, or update any of the Materials hosted on this website without the need to inform the User of these changes.
Article 3 (Restrictions on Use)
On occasion, there will be restrictions for the usage of photographs, graphics, or other portions of this website or the Materials hosted on it (such materials will henceforth be referred to as ‘Restricted Materials’). The restrictions on these materials are determined by agreements made between Hokkaido University and the original author of the Materials. In the case that there are restrictions on third-party materials, all relevant restrictions will be determined by the terms and conditions of usage agreed upon by Hokkaido University (or an instructor from Hokkaido University) and the relevant third-party licenser. Restricted materials are demarcated by either the ‡ symbol or the phrase “Restricted Materials (制限資料).”
Unless otherwise specifically stated within this Licensing agreement, all Users who wish to reuse such Restricted Materials (or the entirety of Materials in which any Restricted Materials appear), must obtain specific permission directly from the relevant copyright holders. All Users exercising their rights (as specified in Article 2) to view and reuse the Materials on this website must consider the personal benefit of the Original Author and must furthermore refrain from using these Materials in any way that could harm the honor or reputation of the Original Author.
The User will be considered responsible for the following while utilizing all Materials available on this website: following the copyright laws of all relevant countries (as well as all other applicable laws), protecting the terms and conditions of this license, obeying all applicable restrictions on all restricted materials or specific materials on this website.
Article 4 (License Conditions)
- 1. Users will be granted the usage rights specified in Article 2 on the condition that they follow the terms and conditions put forth in this License agreement.
- 2. Users will be granted the usage rights specified in Article 2 on the condition that they only use the Materials on this website for non-commercial, educational purposes.
- 3. Users will be required to clearly display the copyright privileges of Hokkaido University and/or the original author when exercising the usage rights specified in Article 2. The following could be considered a clear demonstration of the copyright privileges:
“This <MATERIAL FORMAT> was created by <AUTHOR NAME> under the title <TITLE> and has been adapted for public display on Hokkaido University’s OpenCourseWare website. Copyright (c) (YEAR) (AUTHOR NAME).” Alternatively, “This <MATERIAL FORMAT> was created by <NAME> and given the title <TITLE> and has been adapted for public display on Hokkaido University’s OpenCourseWare website. Copyright (c) (YEAR) (Hokkaido University).”
- 4. With exception to the case of giving appropriate credit or citation as specified in Section 3, Users may not use the name of Hokkaido University, any variations or abbreviations of Hokkaido University’s name (e.g., 北海道大学, 北大, Hokudai, etc.), the name of any of Hokkaido University’s trustees, directors, instructors, students, staff, or proxies, or any trademarks in the possession of Hokkaido University without the express written consent of Hokkaido University. Moreover, should a request come from either Hokkaido University or an educator belonging to Hokkaido University, Users will be required to delete the pertinent educator’s name from any Derivative Works or Compiled Works that were created from Materials hosted on this website.
- 5. Users may not add new terms to, or otherwise change the existing terms in, the current terms and conditions of this usage License. Moreover, attempting to access or control these materials by technological means that deviate from the terms and conditions of this License agreement will be considered a violation of the usage rights as specified in Article 2.
Exemption from Liability
Hokkaido University, its instructors, and all others involved in authoring or developing the Material hosted on this website all strive to ensure that this Material is able to meet the high level of quality expected of academic, materials, and furthermore that it is able to remain factually accurate and thorough. However, under no circumstances can Hokkaido University or the Original Author guarantee, implicitly or explicitly, the accuracy, completeness, or quality of these Materials, nor can they guarantee the applicability of said Materials to any specific purpose. All Materials made available here are presented in their most current form. Copyright belonging to Hokkaido University or the original author cannot be considered as a seal of any kind of guarantee concerning the quality of these Materials, be it implicit or explicit. Thus, issues including, but not limited to, the following examples are in no way guaranteed by the university: the possibility of commercialization of these resources, factual correctness, the possibility of mistakes (regardless of whether or not it would be possible to find them). Hokkaido University is in no way able to guarantee the compatibility of the Materials offered on this website with any other Materials. Furthermore, Hokkaido University is in no way able to guarantee that the use of these Materials will not damage the patents, copyright privileges, intellectual property rights, privacy, or the reputation of any third-party. Hokkaido University, as well as Hokkaido University’s trustees, directors, staff, workers, or other officials cannot, under any circumstances, be held responsible for any kind of economic, material, personal damage or loss of profit, whether it be incidental or consequential.
Termination of Licensing
In the event that any User violates the terms and conditions stipulated here in this License agreement, both the usage License and the rights granted by it will be automatically terminated. However, any individual or group who has received Derivative Work, Compiled Work, or a Database (based on this License) from a User will be able to continue acting under this License as long as said individual or group protects the terms and conditions of the License agreement put forth here. Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, and 7 will continue to be valid even after the License has been terminated. So long as all terms and conditions stipulated here, the License usage granted here will continue permanently. (Now, this only applies as long as all Copyright privileges and author’s moral rights applicable to the Materials are still continuing). However, the licenser retains the right to both publicize said Materials under a License agreement with different terms and conditions, as well as to stop the distribution of said Materials at any time. Now, even in this case, the License agreement stipulated here (and any other conditions added to this License agreement, in addition to any other usage Licenses that may become necessary in the future) will not be terminated. As long as all terms specified above are not terminated, this License agreement will continue to remain valid permanently.
Article 7 (Miscellaneous)
- 1. Users operating under this license agreement who distribute or transmit the Materials available on this website (or any Compiled Works, Derivative Works, or Databases that include Materials from this website) grant the receiver the same usage License with the same terms and conditions specified in this License agreement.
- 2. Even in the event that a particular regulation stipulated in this License agreement is rendered void due to applicable legal concerns or otherwise become impossible to uphold, this will have no influence over the User’s responsibility to uphold all other regulations stipulated in this license. Moreover, regulations that have been rendered void or impossible to uphold will require no action on the part of the effected party and will instead be corrected to the minimum extent necessary to make said regulation remain valid and possible to uphold.
- 3. Unless the consent form for the abdication of responsibility to uphold the License agreement has been put in express written form with either the signature or seal of the name of the responsible party, it will not be recognized as valid.
- 4. This License agreement acts as the sole, complete agreement to the terms and conditions concerning the use of this website’s Materials on the behalf of all interested parties. Absolutely no other agreement, promise, or declarations related to the use of Materials on this website aside from the terms and conditions put forward in this License agreement exist. This License agreement is furthermore not subject to any restrictions suggested by the User.
Article 8 (Governing Laws・Jurisdiction)
The governing law for this License agreement shall be Japanese law. Any and all interpretations of this License agreement will be made based on Japanese law. All disputes surrounding this License agreement will be settled with the Sapporo District Court as the first exclusive agreement jurisdictional court.
Reporting Copyright Violation
Hokkaido University always strives to confirm the copyright holder of all sources used in any Materials (as defined in Article 1 of Hokkaido University OpenCourseWare Terms and Conditions) publicized, to determine the appropriate usage of Materials, and to obtain all necessary licenses needed to publicize Materials before releasing said Materials on this Website (as defined in the same Article). Any materials deemed to be a violation of the copyright privilege of a third-party (or to be a violation of any other kind of third-party rights whatsoever) will be deleted by Hokkaido University as quickly as possible. In the event that a User believes that a portion of the Materials offered on this Website have violated the rights of any third party, we ask that you inform us in accordance with the instructions provided below. Now, in the event that an electronic signature is not included in the initial report, we may the User filing said report to provide their signed report in writing via facsimile (fax machine) or post. Any users who wish to file a report are asked to provide the following information:
- 1. Information concerning the copyrighted work which has been violated (as well as something which can help us identify the work, such as data, copies of the pertinent information, etc.)
- 2. The Material which is claimed to have violated the copyright of another work.
We ask that you provide us with sufficient information to help us find the Material in question (such as URL links, etc.)
- 3. Should the party filing the report be the person whose rights or copyrights have been violated (or a representative of the rightsholder), we ask that the reporter leave some form of contact information (Email Address, Telephone Number, etc.)
- 4. The reason that the party filing the report believes that legally sufficient consent has not been received from the rightsholder (or a representative of the rightsholder) as concerns their relation to the Material being reported.
- 5. A clear statement that the content of this report is accurate. If the reporting party is the concerned rightsholder (or a representative of the rightsholder), a clear statement that they are the rightsholder or representative of the rightsholder will be necessary.