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An easy to understand guide on Copyright.

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Digital/Streaming Media & Public Performance

The library offers many streaming video options that can be edited into clips and emedded into online classes. (see Streaming Collections tab for some streaming video collections).  In addition, the library has a large collection of videos available for classroom use. Use the Digital Image Rights Computator and the guidelines created by Duke University Libraries to help you determine if you can use a video for an online class.




decorative streaming video icon  Look for the Streaming Icon on the All Streaming page. 

What are Public Performance Rights?

Public Performance Rights (PPR) are the legal rights to publicly show a film or video (media). Normally the media producer or distributor manages these rights. The rights-holder can assign PPR to others through a Public Performance License.

When are Public Performance Rights Required?
All screenings of copyrighted media to audiences outside of regular curriculum--examples:

PPR are not required for: