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There is no doubt that copyright webinars and courses are some of the most boring I may ever attend. Additionally, there are so many caveats and legal wranglings, I leave every one wondering if there are any hard and fast answers to any copyright questions. This summary is in no way exhaustive, nor should it be deemed as legal advice. I am providing what I understand to be the hard "no," and additional information you may go through to come to your own conclusion for various other situations.
Clarifying definitions that pertain to these rights are necessary to understanding them fully.
"to perfom in the case of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, to show its images in any sequence or to make the sounds accompanying it audible."
"to show a copy of it, either directly or by means of a film, slide, television image, or any other device or process or, in the case of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, to show individual images non-sequentially."
may be synchronous or asynchronous
*Some clarifying ideas on this page came from the US Library of Congress' Copyright Blog, used under Public Domain laws.
Here is a quick run-down of various laws regarding the legal use of materials in the non-profit classroom.
Fair Use covers a broad range of allowable uses of materials in the non-profit educational setting. It does not, however, cover everything. Some may be surprised to find that uses of materials they thought fell under Fair Use, may not be as straightforward as lore would have us think.
The TEACH ACT specifically applies to the online classroom. It allows a teacher to perform and display works in the same manner they would in a f2f classroom. However, where a teacher could show an entire DVD in the f2f classroom under Fair Use, there is no such provision for it in the online classroom, not via Fair Use and not via the TEACH Act. The amounts allowed to be used are much much smaller.
BUT WAIT! Can some uses in the online classroom not be allowed via the TEACH Act but be allowed under Fair Use? Yes. It's a mess. I invite you to read this page on the TEACH Act at U of Texas and pay specific attention to this paragraph:
"Fair use also remains important because the in-classroom activities (even if the classroom is virtual) the TEACH Act authorizes are a small subset of the uses of online resources educators may wish to make. It only covers in class performances and displays, not, for example, supplemental online reading, viewing, or listening materials. For those activities, as well as many others, we'll need to continue to rely on fair use..... So, fair use will likely be very helpful for using music and movies in the classroom and as supplementary materials. See the fair use guide for more information."
Some copyrighted materials may be included but only if the instructor AND the college/district provides the following.:
"Copyright and Distance Learning" by Internet Education Foundation and iKeepSafe is licensed under CC BY 4.0
DRMs are technological mechanisms that protect the copyrights for digital materials. Some examples may include:
Anytime you illegally circumvent these protections in order to share, display, or perform in the online classroom, you are in violation of copyright laws. Additionally, illegally circumventing DRM is a violation in and of itself, even for personal use.