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Can a lecturer screen a DVD, which they own or which has been rented from the local video shop during a class?

Last Updated: Mar 23, 2016  |  108 Views
Topics: Copyright

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Yes, provided:

  • It is being shown in an educational institution's class which are not being run for profit; and
  • everyone viewing the screening is instructing or being instructed; and
  • the institution’s agreement with the video shop does not prohibit screening in class. (Notre Dame does not have any formal agreement with any video shops so you should make it clear when you rent it how you intend using the item).

Please view the Copyright Guide on the University Library website for more information about the above topic as well as other areas of Copyright.

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