How do I know if it's under the "educational use" exemption?
The "educational use" exemption allows for the display and performance of copyrighted works in a face-to-face classroom setting.
Educational Use Requirements
- must be in a face-to-face classroom setting in an accredited, nonprofit educational institution
- limited to performance and display; and does not allow for copying or distributing copies
- must be for purely educational purposes; the exemption doesn't apply to extracurricular activities, teacher training, conferences, etc.
- copies must be legally obtained, i.e., purchased, borrowed or rented; taped/recorded by DVR at home if there is no way to purchase, borrow or rent in time to use in class (discard or delete copy after use).
Educational Use Restrictions
- does not apply online, even behind a password
- does not allow for making multiple copies or handouts of any kind.
What does educational use allow?
- student performances of songs, poems, scenes from plays, etc.
- performances of songs, poems, plays, etc. for students.
- displaying images on a screen.
- playing music, movies, documentaries, television shows and other audio and audiovisual recordings; there is no length limit, but it does have to occur during class time.