One of the major issues for instruction today is whether one can screen films or film clips for a class. While this webpage is no substitute for the direct guidance of the university's General Counsel, it provides a rule of thumb and a link to more substantial sources of guidance.
See the page on Copyright and Fair Use for more information.
The Library supports the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Statement of Best Practices for Fair Use in Teaching for Film and Media Educators. All instructors concerned with the issue of screening films in class should review this statement.
See also the Exceptions for Instructors website -- a questionnaire that helps instructors determine whether their usage meets legal definitions.
In January 2012, the Association of Research Libraries issued a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. See the Copyright and Fair Use page for more information.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video, Center for Social Media, American University.
Copyright Guidelines for Use of Films and Video, Xavier University
Public Performance Rights for Screening Media, Arizona State University Library