Answered By: Stephanie C Gillespie Last Updated: Jun 21, 2018 Views: 3
Possibly. Screening content as part of a training program for professional groups may be considered fair use as defined by the U.S. Copyright Act.
Consider these four factors when determining if your purpose is fair use:
- Purpose and character of the use. Is your use of a commercial nature or is it for nonprofit educational purposes? Fair use favors nonprofit educational purposes.
- Nature of the copyrighted work. Is it factual or creative? Fair use favors work that is factual.
- Amount and substantiality of the portion used. The larger the amount of the content that is shown, the less likely it will be considered fair use.
- Effect of the use upon the potential market. What is the value of the copyrighted work? Does your showing it have a significant impact on the profits of the copyright holder?
Please consult with college officials to determine what is allowed.