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Frequently Asked Questions

A faculty member launches a science fiction film series to support their area of study and invites the campus and community to participate. They decide to show the movie Star Wars from their personal collection. Does this violate copyright?

Most likely yes. Films and movies purchased by individuals are licensed for home viewing only and do not include permissions for public performance. Often public performance rights can be negotiated with the film's owner.

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