videos for "home use" in schools

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  • Are videos specified for "home use" okay to show in school as long as they fall under fair use (no $, during the school day, directly related to lesson at hand), or does a school need to purchase performance rights?
  • IANAL.
    Fair use by statutory definition is not copyright infringement. If you fall under fair use, you are not violating copyright.

    There are also specific exemptions related to the use of copyrighted materials in face to face teaching, and these exemptions are fairly broad.

    "For Home Use Only" designations, unless an actual contract is signed or other negotiations take place, is an artificial nonenforceable creation of the distributor/publisher. It's the contracts and licenses that you need to watch out for at that point.

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