[Videolib] copyright question: fair use or not?

Maureen Tripp (Maureen_Tripp@emerson.edu)
Thu, 1 Jul 2004 09:25:01 -0400

Ok, I THINK I know the answer to this, but just in case . . .
a college wants to show a copy of a recent popular documentary, which is in the Media Services nonprint collection, as part of a freshman orientation program. The film will be introduced by an instructor, and small group discussions of the film will take place the next day, each moderated by an instructor. Fair use or not?
I think it is fair use, because the presentation is in connection with face to face teaching activities. The tricky part, the part that gives me a teensy little pause, is that the discussions will take place the next day.
I'd appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this,
thanks so much!