Re: copyright and student teaching

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Wed, 6 Nov 1996 16:50:37 -0500 (EST)

The face-to-face teaching exemption applies to the elementary classroom
as well as to the college or university classroom. The regular teacher
or the student teacher can use a home video with students, as long as it
is part of the instruction and not a reward for good behavior or some
other entertainment use. Our student teachers borrow home videos from
both the public library and the IU Libraries. The face-to-face teaching
exemption allows them to do so legally.

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

On Wed, 6 Nov 1996, JROZGONYI wrote:

> 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