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Statement on Copyright

George Mason University policies regarding copyright and academic integrity must be strictly followed when using and creating media. For standards of Fair Use, copyright information, or consultation, contact the Music, FIlm Studies and Media Librarian, Cindy Badilla-Melendez.

Copyright and Media FAQ

Can I screen library media for a large or public audience?

Screening films to campus groups outside the classroom requires public performance rights (PPR). The great majority of DVDs in the library do not have PPR, and screening it for a public audience is unauthorized. To find out if a film has PPR, please contact the Music, FIlm Studies and Media Librarian.

Some library databases include PPR for campus groups. Contact Music and Media Librarian, Cindy Badilla-Melendez,  for more information.

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Does the library digitize videos or film clips for Blackboard?

The library does not digitize any videos due to copyright laws.

Does the library convert VHS tapes to DVD?

No, but contact the Music, FIlm Studies and Media Librarian if you find in the Library a VHS that is crucial for your course.

Copyright and Fair Use Resources