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Copyright @ NSCC

Copyright information for NSCC faculty, staff and students.

MUSIC and VIDEOS

You can play in the classroom when:

  • it is for educational purposes
  • it is shown on the premises of the educational institution (including an online classroom)
  • it is a legally acquired copy
  • the audience is primarily students or instructors
  • must be not-for-profit

A legal copy can be:

  • borrowed from the library
  • rented from a video store
  • purchased
  • web-based content posted by the copyright owner or with permission of the copyright owner
  • NSCC streaming video library licensed content

You cannot :

  • make a copy of an audiovisual work and show it, or
  • show subscription based content (i.e. Netflix, Amazon Prime) if the terms of use statement in the license agreement limits access to personal use.

Non Education Purpose

For information about playing music for noneducational purposes please read the information on the SOCAN and Re:Sound tab.

Copyright Act RSC 1985, c-42, s 29.5

Section 29.21  Non-commercial User-generated Content
Sometimes referred to as the mash-up provision.

  • Allows using copyright protected content to make new content.

This users right is available to everyone and is not restricted to education use or purposes.

It does have a few conditions:

  • Non-commercial purpose
  • Include credit to the original work 
  • The work or subject matter used does not infringe copyright
  • No adverse effect on the original

What does this mean?

If you create a video of student events at a campus and want to use some background music in your video you can as long as:

  • The copy of the music used is not an infringing copy,
  • you give credit for the use of the song; include a credit page at the end of the video that credits the performer, songwriter and publisher,
  • your work will not compete with or affect the sales of the original work,
  • you are not going to sell the video or use the video to sell a product (non-commercial).

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You can play analog radio signals (i.e. AM or FM signals) without additional licenses.
Note: this does not include streaming services.

For information about playing recorded music, streaming music, or live music, and whether a license is required go to the section on SOCAN and Re:Sound in this guide.

Movie Screenings

Showing films for entertainment purposes (this includes libraries and educational institutions) requires a license.

Purchase public performance rights to show a movie:

Music

The SOCAN and Re:Sound tab  in this guide contains Information about the licenses required  to play music for noneducational purposes and events that are open to the public. Having the appropriate licenses in place is a compulsory requirement.

Re:Sound. (2014). Why get a license to play music in your business? [video]. YouTube. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Fqo8Sz1IqBk

Netflix - Educational Screenings of Documentaries

Some educational documentaries on Netflix are available for one-time educational screenings.

The titles available for educational screenings can be found on the "Only On Netflix" section of media.netflix.com. To check whether educational screening is attached to a documentary, select a documentary film and click through to view the details about the film.

Look for the following permission statement on the documentary film's details page:

GRANT OF PERMISSION FOR EDUCATIONAL SCREENINGS

Netflix is proud to present original documentaries that speak to our users in a meaningful way. We know that many of you are as excited about these films as we are; and because of their informational aspects, you’d like to show them in an educational setting -- e.g., in the classroom, at the next meeting of your community group, with your book club, etc. Consequently, we will permit one-time educational screenings of any of the documentaries noted with this information, on the following terms:

  • The documentary may only be accessed via the Netflix service, by a Netflix account holder. We don’t sell DVDs, nor can we provide other ways for you to exhibit the film.
  • The screening must be non-profit and non-commercial. That means you can’t charge admission, or solicit donations, or accept advertising or commercial sponsorships in connection with the screening.
  • Please don’t use Netflix’s logos in any promotion for the screening, or do anything else that indicates that the screening is “official” or endorsed by Netflix.

We trust our users to respect these guidelines, which are intended to help you share and discuss our documentary content in your community.

To the extent your institution requires you to demonstrate that your have a license for your screening, please show them this page.

 

Netflix documentary films with an Educational Screening License:
(List created May 2018)

  • Audrie & Daisy
  • Chasing Coral
  • Cuba and the Cameraman
  • Dirty Money
  • Extremis
  • Heroin(e)
  • Into the Inferno
  • Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
  • Mercury 13
  • My Beautiful Broken Brain
  • Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
  • One of Us
  • Resurface
  • Rotten
  • Saving Capitalism
  • Seeing Allred
  • Strong Island
  • Take Your Pills
  • The Ivory Game
  • The White Helmets
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
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