Media Library Copyright Policies

University Libraries, Unt Policy And Procedure Memorandum.

Summary

The Media Library follows the face-to-face classroom exemption for use of media materials, as outlined in the Copyright Act (U.S. Code, Title 17, Section 110).

General Policy Information

The Media Library follows the face-to-face classroom exemption for use of media materials, as outlined in the Copyright Act (U.S. Code, Title 17, Section 110). The Media Library also follows the Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia.

Classroom Use

Under these guidelines, most classroom uses of films and videotapes are permissible, provided that the showing is by instructors, guest lecturers, or students and is done in connection with face-to-face teaching activities.

Public Performances

Films and videos from the Media Library collection may not be shown at a public event and may only be shown outside the classroom if the film is licensed for public performance. Not all film purchases include public performance rights. See this page for more information on public performance rights.

Off-air Taping

The Media Library will tape off-air television or cable programming at the request of faculty members and course instructors for purposes of instruction and research. See Off-Air Recording Requests Off-Air form.

Dates

  • Approved: 07/11/12
  • Revised: 01/12/17

License Information

This Policy: "Media Library Copyright Policies" by UNT Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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