video w/o pub performance rights for indiv. viewing

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  • I read that 101(1) says:

    To perform or display a work “publicly” means —

    (1) to perform or display it at a place open to the public or at any place where a substantial number of persons outside of a normal circle of a family and its social acquaintances is gathered; or

    Does this mean a student cannot legally view a video in one of our small video viewing rooms (open to the public) unless we have secured public performance rights for that video?
  • No this means that a student cannot invite family or friends to view the video with him. Academic libraries are usually considered an extention of the classroom which makes this viewing an educational exception.

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