Re: copyright and student teaching

Jim Scholtz (
Thu, 7 Nov 1996 10:39:05 -0700 (MST)

The Fair use exemption is really not the one you should be concerned with
here - fair-use really pertains only to parts of works used within the
classroom. You should be concerned with the educational (teaching)
exemption mentioned in a different part of the copyright law. Although
this exemption is not a site license (meaning that its public performance
use is licensed only for specific sites), the educational exemption does
have 7 criteria to be met such as "face-to-face teaching," "grades or
certificate given out," etc. If these are met, and instruction is
occuring within a "school," even though it is not the college, I would
think the educational exemption would hold true.
(I'm not just shooting my mouth off - although I'm a Library Director now,
I have been an AV Librarian for 15 years and have written books about
video in libraries and AV copyright...)

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