- February 15, 2008 @ 12:59pmsusanmaustin says:Students from our middle school are compiling digital photos they have taken throughout the school year to put into a Pinnacle project to be viewed on the last day of school. They of course want to add music. If the program is shown once and not available to copy, may students use music for more than 20 seconds at a time? Do we have to get permission from each artist or can we get a "blanket" OK from one source? If from one source, what would that be? Many thanks
- February 21, 2008 @ 8:01amMKardick says:The places to check for permissions are the music clearinghouses - ASCAP and BMI. Another possiblility is to have students search the web for public domain music. Good Luck!
- February 21, 2008 @ 11:03amFreya Anderson says:It may be that even copyrighted music could be used without licensing, depending upon the specifics of your use. It seems to me that the key here would be whether the project is educational or for entertainment and whether it was being shown to a class or to a larger group, such as the whole school. There have been some similar questions on the forum. If you haven't already, you might get some relevant advice by doing a search. I tried the keywords
. If your students are interested in checking out public domain or other royalty free material, you might want to check out http://library.state.ak.us/is/free_images_sounds.html , compiled by Daniel Cornwall at the Alaska State Library.
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