RE: [Videolib] ppr

Gerald A. Notaro (
Tue, 12 Sep 2006 19:01:24 -0400 (EDT)

Andrews, Sarah E wrote:
> So, what is your opinion of the legality of these scenarios?
> a. Professor plans to screen a film for face-to-face teaching, but happens
> to move the screening to a large auditorium and invite students from the
> entire department to the screening. Other than an intro, no instruction
> happens at the screening.

Only with PPR or license.

> b. Professor organizes scholarly conference and will be screening films as
> part of the conference. The conference is organized by a graduate class,
> but attendees come from throughout the U.S.

Only with PPR or license.

> c. HR unit at nonprofit educational institution wants to screen videos to
> groups of employees to raise cultural awareness.

Only with PPR or license.

> d. Social work students want to screen a film to a group of high-school
> students they are working with as part of a practicum project.

Only with PPR or license.
In reality, you would probably not get into any legal trouble with any of
them with the exception of b. It would depend how widely it was


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