- Can I put a book chapter or article on my Discovery site? Up to one chapter from a book or one article from a journal issue are most likely acceptable under fair use, but each case must be judged on its own merit using fair use guidelines.
- Do I need a public performance license to show a video in class? No, legally obtained videos (including those from the library) can be shown in a classroom setting without a public performance license if they pertain to the content of the class. However, if you plan on showing the video in a non-classroom setting such as a small group you will need a public performance license.
- Can I show a video from YouTube or another streaming media source in class? Yes, if the video has been uploaded by the copyright holder and the license allows for educational use. TED Talks, for example, are fine.
- Can I convert a VHS tape or DVD to a streaming format? No, in almost all circumstances conversion to other formats is illegal under U.S. copyright law. Possible exceptions may be made for a very small, highly pertinent section or to accommodate a student who is deaf or hard of hearing.