In some instances, it is not required to obtain a movie license when exhibiting copyrighted materials such as videocassettes or DVDs. This face-to-face teaching exemption applies only if a teacher is in attendance, the showing takes place in the classroom setting, and the movie is an essential part of the current curriculum being taught. Examples of situations where a Movie Copyright Compliance Site
License must be obtained are:
This legal requirement applies regardless of whether an admission fee is charged, whether the institution or organization is commercial or non-profit, or whether a federal or state agency is involved.