From: Brook Hinton (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Nov 18 2008 - 13:53:32 PST
David may be confusing the TEACH act with the origins of this, but the
conditions he outlines have been established as a legal precedent for the
use of copyrighted material in a face-to-face classroom setting. The
"legally obtained" provision does not refer to the licensing of the copy
itself (home use/public performance rights/etc.) but rather to the manner it
which the copy itself was obtained: e.g., a "home use" dvd can be used
subject to the conditions, but not a copy of the DVD. There is - or at least
was, maybe it's since been modified - one other provision, which is that the
instructor has to be present for the entire screening (meaning you can't
have your TA babysit things during the film while you go off and make phone
Even New Yorker Films begrudgingly acknowledges this, and helpfully includes
a discussion on the issue in their rental catalogue.
studio vlog/blog: www.brookhinton.com/temporalab
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