copyright and student teaching

Wed, 06 Nov 1996 16:32:48 -0500 (EST)

Here's a question I'd love to throw out and have some folks
chew over -- if that's even necessary.

If we accept that Home Video versions of tapes are acceptable
for use in classroom settings (as we do here at Ithaca College),
is there a problem in allowing a student who is doing his or her
student teaching assignment at a local elementary school to take
a home video with them and use it as part of the instruction?
In other words, is the elementary classroom an extension of the
college classroom, or does taking the tape off-campus automatically
remove it from the fair-use exemption?

Any thoughts? Experiences?

Jay Rozgonyi
Multi-Media Services Librarian
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY