No, not legal without permission. Downloading is patently illegal
and streaming is just plain illegal.
Digitizing the work in the first place constitutes making a
derivative work (one of the exclusive rights of copyright holders)
and making the work available for either downloading or streaming is
basically infringing on the performance rights of the copyright holder.
Anyone know the current status of the proposed PERFORM
At 07:44 AM 9/15/2006, you wrote:
>I hope some of you may have encountered this issue and can give our
>library some direction.
>Is it legal to put a full length copyrighted film on electronic
>reserve for students to download? What if the film is streamed instead?
>Thanks everyone for your help
>Head of Library Media Services
>Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
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No, not legal without permission. Downloading is patently illegal and streaming is just plain illegal.
I hope some of you may have encountered this issue and can give our library some direction.
Is it legal to put a full length copyrighted film on electronic reserve for students to download? What if the film is streamed instead?
Thanks everyone for your help
Head of Library Media Services
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
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