Re: Videos in Elementary Classrooms

Stephen O'Riordan (
Fri, 6 Oct 1995 08:57:24 -0700

>Hi Jim, a classroom is a "public" place for coyright purposes and you may
>not use any video that does not have public showing rights. The fact that
>it was Winnie the Pooh that zapped the kindergarten was important, Disney
>Corp will sue at the drop of a hat. Rose Delap. UCC Library, Kamloops, B.C.


Section 110(1) of US copyright law explains - Showing Legal copies of videos
in a classroom, w/Face to Face instruction is not infringment of copyright
whether or not public performance rights are held. Legal copy, Face to
Face, & classroom are key elements, all must be met for the exemption.


Stephen O'Riordan
Film/Video Library
Media Center, UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0504
Tel: 619/534-7981 Fax: 619/534-7180