OVERVIEW. 01.Info.Fair Use & Online Videos Video. 02.Info.Fair Use: Legally Use Movie Clips Video. 03.Info.How I Use Movie Clips In My Videos Video. 04.Info.Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Videos. Introduction What This Is This document is a code of best practices that helps creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in the making of online video interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use.
Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances. This is a guide to current acceptable practices, drawing on the actual activities of creators, as discussed among other places in the study Recut, Reframe, Recycle: Quoting Copyrighted Material in User-Generated Video and backed by the judgment of a national panel of experts. It also draws, by way of analogy, upon the professional judgment and experience of documentary filmmakers, whose own code of best practices has been recognized throughout the film and television businesses. What This Isn't. 05.Info & Resource.Using Music and Film Clips Without Violating Copyright Law. If you are creating book trailers, audiobooks, or online videos that include preexisting music or film clips, copyright law can be one of your biggest headaches.
The first step to avoid copyright violations is to identify who owns the copyrights in the preexisting music or film clip. The second step is to license the rights needed for your multi-media project. Movie and film clips have several components worthy of copyright protection. A great thing for the artists. But for you, that translates into a copyright clearance–obtaining permission from all the copyright owners before you use the clip in your own work. Using a preexisting music recording for a multi-media project requires the license to at least two copyrights, the musical composition and the sound recording.
06.Info.Showing Movies in Class and on Campus. Our student club wants to show a film but it is for educational purposes.
There is a plan for discussion about the issues raised in the film after it's shown. Do we still need Public Performance Rights? It depends. Ordinarily, the showing of a film by a group or club is for entertainment purposes and thus PPR is required. However, if the group's purpose and activities are ordinarily educational nature and the showing of the film is in furtherance of those educational purposes and activities, then it may be fair use to show the film without PPR.
What about a film series hosted by a group or club that is open to and advertised to the public? I own the DVD that the club I am a member of wants to show. What does "Home Use Only" mean? May I show clips of films to my students as part of a lecture? 07.Info.Teach With Movies. Classrooms in Public Schools and Nonprofit Educational Institutions: Rented or Purchased Movies May Be Played By Teachers Without a License Section 110(1) of Title 17 of the United States Code grants a specific exemption from the copyright laws for: performance or display of a work by instructors or pupils in the course of face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit educational institution, in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction, unless, in the case of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, the performance, or the display of individual images, is given by means of a copy that was not lawfully made under this title, and that the person responsible for the performance knew or had reason to believe was not lawfully made ….
08.Info.The Complete Guide To Fair Use & YouTube. When it comes to YouTube, copyright law can be a video creator’s biggest nightmare.
Can you use footage shot by someone else? Can you cover or parody a song by a popular artist? When is it fair use to include copyrighted material in your YouTube video and when is it not? The lines are often blurred when it comes to fair use and copyright laws, as they pertain to YouTube, can be confusing. Hopefully this post, our complete guide to fair use and YouTube, will help clear up the confusion a bit. Before you read any further it is important to point out that this information should be taken only as general guidance and not legal advice. 09.Resource.Storyblocks. 10.Resource.Videvo. 11.Resource.Creative Commons - Search. 12.Resource.How to Cite Film, TV, and Videos - APA by Purdue. Note: This page reflects the latest version of the APA Publication Manual (i.e., APA 7), which released in October 2019.
There is no equivalent resource for the older APA 6 style (i.e., this page was written from scratch), but the old resource for electronic sources, which covers similar ground, can be found here. The term "audiovisual media" refers to media that contain both audio components, visual components, or a combination of both.