Answered By: Robert Sebek Last Updated: Jan 12, 2015 Views: 58
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, even when admission is not charged. The library has purchased public performance rights for some of our movies. Performances of movies without these rights require royalties to organizations like Swank Motion Pictures or Criterion.