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Classroom Use of Films and Music

Copyright


To the existing right to perform musical works in the classroom for educational purposes without the requirement of public performance rights (PPR), this amendment has been extended to include audiovisual works. No PPR are now required to perform films in the classroom for non-profit education in educational institutions. One must always have a legally obtained copy of the program.

Concerning the performance of audiovisual materials in the classroom, the new right applies only if the copy being performed is a non-infringing copy or the person responsible for the performance has no reasonable grounds to believe it is an infringing copy.