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The Center for Social Media has put together an incredibly useful set of resources to help teachers interpret and make use of the copyright doctrine of fair use in their classrooms:

http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/fair_use_and_teaching/

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James Kendrick, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor 
Dept. of Communication Studies 
Film and Digital Media Division 
Baylor University 
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From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of Glassmeyer, Danielle
Sent: Fri 2/27/2009 3:50 PM
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Subject: [SCREEN-L] making clips....practical matters
 
My school's AV/IT support department has just told me that they can't
legally make clips from any film source for any reason due to copyright
issues.  

Before I say "pish posh", I thought I might ask here...

I need clips from feature films that would fall well under 10 % of total
running time.  I would be using them in classroom and conference
presentation only.  And they are not Disney.  And it's okay with me if
the clips are housed on a password-restricted streaming server.

Three requests 

-- can you all point me toward the current law so I can review what it
says? -- can you all make suggestions about workarounds if you have had
a similar problem?
--can you all help me to figure out what kind of equipment and programs
I would need to do this on my own?  

Thanks in advance for advice and help! 

Danielle Glassmeyer
English Department 
Bradley University

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