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The library has licenses to video collections viewable here https://stlawrencecollege.libguides.com/videos. These can be shown in class and posted to Blackboard.
Some Original educational documentaries are available for one-time educational screenings. To find out which titles are available for educational screenings, go to the "Only On Netflix" section of media.netflix.com. From here, navigate to "All Alphabetical" (https://media.netflix.com/en/only-on-netflix#/new?page=1).
Titles that are available for educational screening will display the following grant of permission on their details page:
You do not generally need permission to screen a film, DVD or video in class for non-profit educational instruction. Make sure any DVD you play is not an infringing copy. The Copyright Modernization Act is in force as of November 7th, 2012 and public performance rights are no longer needed for displaying of movies (feature films and documentaries) in a classroom setting. You would still need rights in some cases if you are streaming on-line material, depending on the license attached to that streaming content.
Content posted to YouTube or other public streaming sites are free to show in class provided they are from a verified source, ie. the original uploader. You can identify that a source is verified if the user has a checkmark beside their username. See https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/3046484?hl=en. A brand's official website can also be visited and they generally have links to their official social media, including things like YouTube. If the source of the video or clip is locked behind a paywall or a password they are not permitted to be shown in class regardless of whether or not there is a personal subscription. (Some exceptions apply, see Netflix info above.)