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Questions
1)  Can I show a video to my students as a reward?
2)  I purchased a copy of Oregon Trail. Can I install it on the computers in the lab?
3)  I own a CD with lots of great songs for use in the classroom. Can I duplicate the CD for my co-workers?
4)  We have some old video tapes that are nearly worn out. Can we convert those to DVD?
5)  Can I rent a video to show in my class?
6)  I found a web site with royalty free images. That means that I can download them for free, right?
 
Answers
1)  Q Can I show a video to my students as a reward?
A
No. According to Fair Use Guidelines you are not allowed to show videos for entertainment or reward.
2)  Q I purchased a copy of Oregon Trail. Can I install it on the computers in the lab?
A
No. Most software comes with the rights to install it on only one machine at a time. Installing it on more than one machine would be a violation of copyright law.
3)  Q I own a CD with lots of great songs for use in the classroom. Can I duplicate the CD for my co-workers?
A
No. Duplication of copyrighted material is illegal.
4)  Q We have some old video tapes that are nearly worn out. Can we convert those to DVD?
A
No. This would mean that you are changing the format of the content and that is a violation of copyright law.
5)  Q Can I rent a video to show in my class?
A
As long as it meets the following criteria: lawfully acquired, face to face instruction, not for reward or entertainment.
6)  Q I found a web site with royalty free images. That means that I can download them for free, right?
A
Royalty free images aren't necessarily free, but once you buy one, you can use it as many times and in as many different ways as you like.