Audiovisual Materials in the Library
Legally obtained copies of audio-visual materials may be part of the school library collection. Videos/dvd’s purchased for educational purposes may be catalogued and circulated among one school as well as loaned to other schools within the division, (i.e. interlibrary loan).
Audiovisual Materials in the Classroom
Teachers may show to an audience primarily consisting of students the performance in public of a cinematographic work, as long as the work is not an infringing copy or the person responsible for the performance has no reasonable grounds to believe that it is an infringing copy.(C-11 Section 29.5 d)
Taping Television or Radio Programs for Classroom Use
Showing Programs at the Time of Airing
You may show any program to your class at the time of its airing.
Recording Programs for Classroom Use
Individuals may ‘fix’ a communication signal for later use, provided you obtained the program legally, make only one copy, do not lend the copy to others and keep the copy no longer than necessary (C-11 Section 29.23). These legal recordings may be shown to your class for educational purposes.
News or News Commentaries
You may record and show in class an entire news or news commentary program. Examples of news programs are The National (the first half hour) or BBC World Report. News commentary programs are characterized by minimal editing and unscripted responses. These programs discuss, explain, analyze or interpret the news. Examples are Larry King Live or As It Happens. The time limit of a year for retaining these items has been removed. There are no longer royalties due when the recording is retained. (C-11 29.6)
April 18, 2012