A student club wants to show a movie on campus, either one of the Library's or a Blockbuster DVD. They expect only 10-15 members to attend, and no admission will be charged. I have told them that this is still considered a "public performance" and we would have to seek permission and/or pay a licensing fee. Do you agree? It seems to me that the issue is not whether this is a small group and the public will not be invited, or that the club is educational in purpose. It is not part of a class (face-to-face teaching experience) so this is "public" in the eyes of the law. Do you agree?
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