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The School Version of Butch Harrison, Florida Cracker Storyteller
Teachers will find this DVD to be very helpful in introducing the topic of Florida's early settlers and general pioneer life to students. The "home-use only" version is acceptable when the DVD is shown as part of a classroom curriculum. However, we recommend the School Version, as it includes Public Performance Rights and a teacher's guide containing questions, an answer key, suggested discussion topics and links to resources.
Schools or libraries should consider obtaining PPR licensing when they want to show videorecordings in any situation outside of the definition of "home-use-only." For example, a public library would need public performance rights to show a videorecording to staff in an in-service workshop, to children during story hour, or to a community group meeting. A school would need public performance rights for a videorecording to be shown for entertainment in place of recess on a rainy day, or for after-school programs, or as a reward.
What does "home use only" mean?
In the case of motion pictures, including videorecordings, and of other audiovisual works, one of the exclusive rights of the copyright owner is to perform or display the work publicly. Unless videorecordings are sold or rented with public performance rights or are licensed for public performance, they should be considered "home use only" and should be restricted to private showings in the home to a "normal circle of a family and its social acquaintances." The only exception to this is the "face-to-face teaching exemption."
What is the "face-to-face teaching exemption"?
The copyright law contains an exception which allows the lawful use of "home use only" videorecordings for public performance or display without the permission of the copyright owner. Section 110 (1) of the law appears to allow the classroom use of video programs that have not been cleared for public performance if, and only if, all of the conditions set forth by the law are met.
Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106, the following is not an infringement of copyright: (1) performance or display of a work by instructors or pupils in the course of face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit educational institution, in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction, unless, in the case of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, the performance, or the display of individual images, is given by means of a copy that was not lawfully made under this title, and that the person responsible for the performance knew or had reason to believe was not lawfully made;...
(Title 17, U.S.C., Copyrights, Section 110 (1), Limitations on exclusive rights: Exemption of certain performances and displays)
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