Hey, Librarian! Record the noon news show for me . . . or I’ll body-chop you! Oh my. . . you look serious. I’ll see what I can do . . .
<ul><li>Oh, magical portal to the cyber-world . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Show me if I can record the news show before “Another World.” </li></ul><ul><li>Is it lawful? Is it right? </li></ul><ul><li>Or will I be infringing on copyright? </li></ul>
<ul><li>A video recording of a broadcast can be made only at the request of, and used by, individual teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit educational institutions can record television programs transmitted by network television and cable stations. </li></ul>Rules for Recording T.V. Programs
<ul><li>The institution can keep the tape for 45 days, but can only use it for instructional purposes during the first ten of the 45 days. </li></ul><ul><li>After the first ten days, the video recording can only be used for teacher evaluation purposes, to determine whether or not to include the broadcast program in the teaching curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>If the teacher wants to keep it within the curriculum, permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. </li></ul>
<ul><li>A television show may not be regularly recorded in anticipation of requests --for example, there can't be a standing request to record each episode of a PBS series. </li></ul><ul><li>Only enough copies may be reproduced from each recording to meet the needs of teachers, and the recordings may not be combined to create teaching compilations. </li></ul><ul><li>All copies of a recording must include the copyright notice on the broadcast program as recorded, and as mentioned above, must be erased or destroyed 45 days after having been recorded. </li></ul>
Here it is! Fair and Square. Thank you so much! Now I know you care! Sources: http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ21.pdf http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter7/7-b.html
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