Answered By: Amy Paulus
Last Updated: Jan 03, 2017     Views: 60

The following are scenarios in which a video under copyright protection and owned by the University of Iowa Libraries can be shown in a group setting for educational purposes. This can serve as a general guide for when you may need to obtain public performance rights to show a video publicly. Some videos owned by the Libraries were obtained with public performance rights which may allow them to be shown under certain circumstances.

Circumstances when permission is not required.
•    Face to face classroom teaching involving only students registered for the class in question, where the copy of the video is lawfully made, and where the professor is present during the screening.
•    License obtained by the UI Libraries, indicated by a note in the library catalog stating: “Includes public performance rights on campus only." As stated, the showing must be held on campus.

Circumstances when rights need to be obtained
•    Face to face classroom teaching where the audience includes people other than registered students, or where the other requirements noted above are not met.

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