Copyright Information for Films & Video

All titles in the film & video collection are copyrighted. Unauthorized use or duplication is strictly prohibited.. The Library does not own Public Performance Rights for the majority of the collection including all feature films. Films may be shown in their entirety or as clips in the classroom as part of an assigned project. No library owned film maybe used to create new work, wither or not it is published online or shown in public. It is assumed that all material checked-out will be used in accordance with current standard copy right law, which restricts use to the following three areas.

First Sale Doctrine - Section 109. (Circulation) Under it anyone who owns a lawfully manufactured & acquired copy of a copyrighted work may distribute that copy by resale, rental, or loan. This is how libraries, including the Arts Library operate.

Fair Use - Section 107. (Clips) In the classroom fair use of a copyrighted work, for the purposes such as; criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research is not an infringement of copyright. In the determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is fair use, the factors to be considered shall include;

  • Must be for nonprofit educational (instructional) purposes.
  • Only a small (limited) portion of any work may be used.
  • Use cannot affect the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

Face to Face Exemption - Section 110. (Classroom use) Screening of a lawfully made and acquired work by instructors in the course of face-to-face teaching, in a classroom devoted to instruction, is not an infringement of copyright. Any presentation without the instructor present or not in a classroom would be an infringement.

For information on copyright and the online version of US Copyright Law itself, click here.

For  further Copyright information on the Art’s Library Copyright page, go HERE. and use the links in the "See Also" section.

Arts Library Copyright Information