Yes, you are able to show videos in the classroom:
All videos/DVDs must be legal copies (cannot be taped/copied off television or copied from borrowed or rented videos).
You cannot copy a work (e.g. burn a copy or convert to streaming without permission from the copyright owner).
You can show any of the Mount Library owned streamed videos or streamed videos from the Films On Demand, National Film Board and Criterion on Demand collections, as well as streamed video from a number of free sites, in the classroom. View our Finding Videos guide for more information on the Mount's video collections.
Streaming video cannot be downloaded and made into a hard copy of any kind.
Personal "on demand" subscriptions (iTunes, Bell, Rogers, Netflix, etc.) cannot be screened in class due to licensing restrictions. The terms of the agreement between the subscriber and the subscription service govern whether movies from subscription services can be shown in the classroom. If the agreement states that use is limited to 'personal' or 'household' use then classroom use is not permitted.
Before using an online video in your class it is prudent to ask the following questions:
MSVU has public performance licenses that allow you to stream content at your events, even if it's not for an educational purpose. Audiences must not be charged admission to see the film.
You can also check the Library Catalogue for videos owned by MSVU, as they often have performance rights purchased at the time of their acquisition by the Library.
If you would like to show a video on campus but you're not sure what to do, please contact your liaison librarian for more information.
Seneca Libraries (2014 June, 16). [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuwsCPfd4dk
Justin Trudeau Singing Work by Rihanna
CBC Music (2016 March, 9). [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFTA0qHcswk
Please check our Finding Videos guide for some helpful sources for finding a wide variety of images for presentations and papers.
Remember to check your rights permissions at all times. Images must be properly cited, like any other source.
Photo credit: Sedykh, I. (2010, March 29). Movie clapper [image]. Retrieved from https://flic.kr/p/e6rFrX