Copyright & Fair Use: As per FCPS Regulation 3007, certain information that is intended for educational purposes falls under a “fair use” exception, which allows limited use of copyrighted materials by educators. Because fair use is often open to interpretation it can be difficult to defend a challenge. Avoid this altogether by doing the following:
Outside of class viewings of movies and shows are considered public performances and the appropriate licensing is required. This includes clubs and student/school activities. The school is not liable for the purchasing of or repercussions of not purchasing said license.
Using movie images for reviews: Guidance from the Student Press Law Center states that you can use an official image when reviewing a movie. Best practice would be using one of the images provided on the production company's website, such as Warner Brothers. Since they have pictures for the press you don’t need to worry about using something illegal or spoilery.
Read the terms and conditions on the item to determine if it can be used and/or if it has restrictions/guidelines.
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