Answered By: Valerie Weis
Last Updated: Oct 03, 2016     Views: 22

Films streamed from Harvard University's Kanopy subscription include public performance rights, which means that Harvard student groups can stream videos from this collection to a public audience without any additional payment or permission from the copyright holder.

You can locate access to other videos by searching our catalog, HOLLIS+ by the title of the movie. You can also view additional film collections in our Visual Media Guide. However, video purchases from other Harvard subscriptions and DVD rentals will probably not include public performance rights.

For information about showing films from DVDs or other video collections either in class and outside of class, Harvard's Office of General Counsel has posted guidelines under the copyright & privacy section of their FAQ.  HKS affiliates can also contact Valerie Weis, Senior Research & Knowledge Services for questions about fair use and copyright law in higher education.


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