Answered By: Robert Sebek
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2018     Views: 81

Yes, section 110 of US copyright law allows presentation of lawfully acquired videos in classroom settings. You can use a video from the library's collection (use the media booking form to ensure it will be available when you want to show it) or a personal copy.

Outside of a classroom setting, such as movies shown by a student organization or university department to a general audience,requires copyright permission or royalty fees to be paid to vendors such as Swank Motion Pictures or Criterion, even when admission is not charged. We may be able to license public performance rights to titles in our DVD collection. Contact your library liaison about a specific title you want to use.

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