New developments in Canadian Copyright law allow educational institutions to display a film in the classroom. The viewing must be for purely educational purposes on campus, for members of the University, and the film must be a legitimately purchased copy (whether in hand or streaming). These developments do not apply to screenings for other purposes such as fund-raisers on campus.
In some instances the university purchases materials with public performance rights, or we can help obtain permission to use the film. If you would like to display a film for a purpose outside of the classroom setting, please contact the library for further assistance. In your email please indicate what film you would like to display, and for what purposes.
*Copies of full works may not be made without permission from the copyright owner.
If a classroom session is being recorded, any copyright-protected material projected onto a screen must be removed (or permission obtained) before a rebroadcast of the classroom session.
Please note: This guide does not provide legal advice. It is intented to give guidance about acceptable use of copyright protected materials.