Copyright: Frequently Asked Questions
Can I tape a program on television and show it to my class?
Answer: Yes, if the show is taped from broadcast TV and is shown within ten (10) school days after the taping from broadcast TV, then it would fall under the 45-day Guideline and would be acceptable. The teacher can keep the tape for 45 days before deciding whether to erase the tape or whether to ask for permission to keep the tape and show it to future classes.
Circular 21 Reproduction of Copyrighted Works for Educators and Librarians p. 22 (PDF)
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- Can I tape a program on television and show it to my class?
- Can an instructor rent a video/DVD from a local rental store to show it in class?
- Can an instructor make an archival copy of his/her commercial video/DVD/slide/audio cassette?
- Can an instructor make a duplicate copy of a video/DVD from the
Library's collection to show in class?
- Can an instructor copy clips from various videos to one compilation video that s/he can use in the classroom?
- Can an instructor show a film to his/her student group on campus?
- Can the college show a film in a public area at no cost to its students?
- Can an instructor convert his/her video to DVD to show to an on-campus class?