Effective Date: January 23, 2012
Date of Latest Revision: August 31, 2012
Responsible Officer: Associate Vice President, .edu Services
Information Technology Services (ITS) provides NYU Stream, a streaming media service that provides uploading, managing, and sharing of rich media to eligible members of the NYU community, in support of scholarly, curricular, and extra-curricular pursuits.
NYU Stream currently uses the Kaltura Enterprise Dragonfly Edition for optimal video service. Service features:
- Upload files with a 2GB file limit.
- Manage your content under the “My Media” library.
- Share your content
- Via URL - only accessible for NYU Stream eligible clients.
- Via embed link for sharing outside the NYU community.
For a full list of tools and features as well as information about acceptable file formats and bandwidth constraints when working with video, please visit the NYU Stream service page (www.nyu.edu/its/nyustream).
NYU faculty, staff, and degree students with current and active NetIDs and NYUHome accounts automatically have access to NYU Stream; this excludes alumni and other affiliated members of the NYU community. Prior to leaving the University community and losing access to NYU Stream, users may export their content under "My Media" or choose to delete it.
Responsibility for Content/Content Ownership
NYU Stream content is currently visible to all users in the NYU community; content can be made private by selecting 'not published' when uploading content. Each piece of content is associated with an individual's NetID. This individual, hereafter known as the "primary author" of the content, is responsible for the information posted to NYU Stream.
Publishing media content may involve incorporation of original works of third parties (e.g., photographs, music, film, and video) that are covered by copyright laws. All channels and playlists in NYU Stream have a specified primary author who is solely responsible for detailing the sharing and permissions information pertaining to copyright, fair use, and/or Creative Commons licensing for uploaded, shared, and posted content within each rich media item. Use of such works may be permitted by principles of fair use, consistent with copyright laws. For more information or examples of fair use, see the following links:
Both individual and departmental NYU Stream content should reflect the positive and respectful learning and working environment of New York University within which basic rules of conduct for the entire University community, as well as the general community, prevail. Such rules of conduct are discussed in the University Policies and Guidelines listed below:
- Students: www.nyu.edu/life/student-life/student-communitystandards/university-student-conduct-policies.html
- Faculty: www.nyu.edu/oaa/faculty_hbk.html
- Staff and Administrative: www.nyu.edu/hr/policies/anp02000.html
Copyright permissions are necessary regarding original NYU Stream content as well. Any use of NYU Stream content, or works derived from that content, should be attributed to the original NYU faculty member, staff member, or student and New York University.
Archive, Retention, & Storage
NYU Stream service is not a long-term content repository system. The following guidelines detail how the NYU Stream service will manage user content.
NYU Stream DOES NOT archive content. When users reach their storage limit, it is their responsibility to manage their media assets to free space for additional content.
Once content is uploaded into users “My Media” library, they are the sole proprietors of their content, responsible for content management, and liable for copyright infringements. Once content has been deleted and the source file is removed from the NYU Stream servers, NYU Stream is NOT obligated to search for deleted database content.
Prior to leaving the University community and losing access to NYU Stream, users may export their content under "My Media" or choose to delete it. The NYU Stream service team will delete all content once NYU Home eligibility credentials have expired.
NYU Stream established a 50 GB file quota at for all users, students, faculty, staff, and administrators. NYU Stream will conduct end-of-semester database limit recalls to identify users who exceed 50GB. The NYU Stream service team will send users a notification e-mail to users who exceed the 50 GB limit asking them to remove content.
NYU Stream collects certain non-personally identifiable information to help ITS evaluate the way the service is being used in order to improve your NYU Stream web experience. NYU Stream may use both web analysis tools that are built into NYU Stream to measure and collect anonymous session information and "cookies" to collect anonymous information about how you use NYU Stream; however, cookies are not required for NYU Stream use.
Non-Commercial Use of NYU Stream
NYU Stream provides access for non-commercial purposes only. Non-commercial purposes means that you may not sell, profit from, or commercialize from NYU Stream. NYU considers any use of NYU Stream and its content for the purpose of deriving profit from or promoting a profit-based enterprise to be prohibited commercial use and includes, but is not limited to, advertising to generate profit, marketing, or promoting for-profit ventures.
By default, NYU Stream will be unavailable on the Internet and, therefore, it can be indexed and searched only if the primary author marks the content 'published'. Each NYU Stream page (stream.nyu.edu) must carry the following disclaimer or contain a link to this disclaimer:
These pages do not in any way constitute official New York University content. The views and opinions expressed in the pages are strictly those of the primary authors. The contents of this page have not been reviewed or approved by New York University. NYU makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the site's operation or the information, content or materials included on this site. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, NYU hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. NYU will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of or inability to use this site. You expressly agree that you use this site solely at your own risk. Questions or concerns about page content should be directed to the primary content author. For copyright inquiries, follow the procedure outlined on the NYU Copyright Communications Webpage, found at http://www.nyu.edu/about/copyright.html.
Availability of NYU Stream may be interrupted for maintenance and other updates and is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis only. NYU Stream maintenance work will be scheduled to follow the ITS maintenance guidelines and request calendar (www.nyu.edu/its/policies/maintenance.html).
The ITS NYU Stream service team is primarily responsible for the system as a whole. Individual schools, divisions, or departments can be granted restricted system administrative access for technical or pedagogic support. This is a special request and must be approved at the Dean level. System administration privileges must be detailed in a Service Level Agreement and signed by all parties involved.
Support for the NYU Stream service is maintained by ITS and provides online service FYI’s available at www.nyu.edu/its/nyustream. ITS also provides support and training through a variety of means, including phone, e-mail, and in-person.
To report NYU Stream service incidents such as unavailability, function failures, user access, and other service outages and degradations, please contact the NYU IT Service Desk (212-998- 3333) or via AskITS (www.nyu.edu/its/askits).
Page last reviewed: August 31, 2012