RE: public performance rights - again...

Roe,Kevin (
Tue, 17 Oct 2000 14:00:56 -0700 (PDT)

Fair use guidelines do allow videos to be shown in schools as long as they
are shown in the course of face-to-face instruction and can be tied to the
curriculum. Thus, the teacher could show this film if it directly relates
to the study of the novel, or the themes in the novel etc. Showing the film
for purely entertainment purposes is illegal, however.

The purchase of public performance rights would allow you to show the film
for non-educational purposes, i.e. in an assembly, after school, etc., but
the rights should not be required in this case.

Hope this helps!

Kevin S. Roe
Supervisor, Media Processing
Fort Wayne Community Schools
1511 Catalpa Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
219-425-7271 (voice)
219-425-7776 (fax) <>