RE: RARA-AVIS: Using film noir in the classroom

From: John & Carrie (
Date: 09 Apr 2000

Neil sed:

> i guess as
> educational tools,
> the problems of copyright don't apply. I mean, even though students are
> paying for the class time, you aren't charging them to see the
> movie, right?
> Isn't that considered for any educational based showing?

No, copyright still applies. See, fair use only allows a "limited" use for educational purposes. You can't use the entire film...otherwise, the fair use exception eats the general rule which is to allow the creator a mini-monopoly during the statutory period.


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