Audiovisual material can be shown at an educational institution for educational purposes royalty free provided that the copy being used is not an infringing copy and there is no entrance or screening fee for the viewing of the film. A legal copy of audiovisual work is either:
Section 29.5 (d) of the Copyright Act permits the performance of cinematographic works in the classroom. The following stipulations must be met:
Section 29.5(c) of the Copyright Act allows for the performance of a live broadcast to be communicated at the time of it's broadcast. The live broadcast must be shown during scheduled class time and must be related to the course curriculum. Therefore, if a show is broadcast live, but not during class time it is not permitted to be shown in class. The following stipulations must be met:
Section 29.5 (b) of the Copyright Act allows the use of sound recordings in the classroom with the following stipulations:
Section 30.04 of the Copyright Act permits the performance of works that are publicly available through the internet. This does not if:
Refrain from using sites such as Netflix or iTunes. Netflix end-user license agreement specifically states for household use only. iTunes has a similar clause with the terms personal use only. Checking the I agree box for the terms and conditions means that you accept and will abide by the written agreement. This trumps the provisions of Fair Dealing and educational exceptions.
Caution must be exercised when showing Youtube videos in class. The instructor or student showing the video must be able to confirm that it is not an illegal upload of the video. Should you need help determining the uploader of the content, please contact Vanessa Lee.
Found a link that isn't working? Is one of our resources out-of-date? Is there a great resource that we don't know about?
Get in touch with the library and let us know!
We can be reached by phone at 613-969-1913, Ext. 2249, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org