Copyright law allows for the use of multimedia in a classroom situation (Section 110(1)). You may display or perform a work in your class without obtaining permission or doing a fair use analysis if your use meets the following criteria:
The use is:
You may perform/display:
The Library Copyright Alliance (which is affiliated with ALA, ACRL, and ARL) has issued a brief that goes over the issue of streaming an entire film in a remote non-classroom location.
In short, they state that the "three provisions of the Copyright Act. . . could permit streaming of this sort: Sections 107, 110(2), and 110(1). While all three provisions may apply, Section 107 fair use is perhaps the strongest justification."
In order to use multimedia in a classroom situation, the materials that you use must be from legal copies
Guidelines were developed and published in Circular 21 page 23 to cover the issue of off-air taping by non-profit educational institutions. As with the other Educational Copying Guidelines, these represent the minimum standards.
Broadcast television shows: