Answered By: Katie Bishop
Last Updated: May 06, 2015     Views: 31

Hi Mark,

As a general rule videos in the library's collection cannot be shown publicly on campus. Educational fair use allows for films to be shown only if they are directly related to class curriculum. A club or event held on campus generally does not fall under fair use. However, some of the films we purchase have educational performance rights. It often depends on the publisher we purchase from, or the vendor streaming the film. In that case those videos may be shown publicly on campus because we have purchased the rights.

Send me the name of the film and I will be able to determine whether or not you can show it publicly on campus as part of an event.

Katie Bishop

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