Use of Digital Media
For educational purposes you may show or utilize any work as long as it relates to the curriculum, regardless of the medium, for face-to-face instruction in the classroom. This includes movies/videos and television recordings. If you plan to use movies/videos, the following guidelines should be observed.
Videos, movies, or DVDs purchased by the library may be viewed by groups of students in a library screening room as long as the showing meets the guidelines for face-to-face instruction.
Viewing videos, movies, or DVDs outside the parameters for face-to-face instruction is considered either private or public viewing. Public viewing requires the purchase of a license. The rules apply whether or not admission is charged.
Private viewing is:
Public viewing is:
Videos, movies, or DVDs that are rented from video stores, purchased, or checked out of the library are for private home viewing purposes only. The purchase of a pre-recorded video/movie does not give the owner the right to a public performance of that video/movie whether admission is charged or not. Permission must be obtained from the copyright holder or a public performance license must be purchased.
To determine who holds the copyright license and specific fees for a particular movie/film, contact one of the vendors listed below for assistance. For additional questions or assistance, please contact the Department of Student Affairs at (803) 323-2248.
Company Service Provided Web Site
First Run/Icarus Films Independent film licensing www.frif.com
Kino International Independent film licensing www.kino.com
Motion Picture Licensing Corp. Umbrella Licensing www.mplc.com
Motion Picture, TV &
New Yorker Films Independent film licensing www.newyorkerfilms.com
Swank Motion Pictures Non-theatrical film licensing www.swank.com
Villon Film Independent film licensing www.villonfilms.com
The Guidelines for Clubs and Organizations at Winthrop University handbook outlines Winthrop’s current policy for how clubs and organizations may use copyrighted materials; officers of these groups receive training on these policies each fall in their orientation sessions. Consult the current issue of the Guidelines handbook and consult with the Office of Clubs and Organizations (firstname.lastname@example.org) for specific advice. The handbook can be found on line at http://www.winthrop.edu/studentaffairs/ClubsOrgs/.