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    Playing DVDs at School

    I have a question, what is the situation at your school about DVDs being played eg. Educational Films or Popular Movies? as we all know but are not sure about if it is prohibited to do it (not authorized).

    I would like to know your situation in your school, because I have an idea or proposal to start an after school activity once a week to have some kind of movie screeing in the main hall (like little cinema), with films that pupils would want to watch.

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    Ricardo Carrera
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    Moorside High School

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    Re: Playing DVDs at School

    We just turn a blind eye - as long as they aint copying it.

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    Re: Playing DVDs at School

    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyKGB
    We just turn a blind eye - as long as they aint copying it.
    School staff would never even think of copying any sort of media, surely!

    Yeah, as far as i understand, all educational sites (such as goverment) have some sort of special license for screen and broadcasting, i also believe it covers copyright for some media types also. If you query it with your bursar, they should be the best person to ask.

    If it does come to a shuff and you need a good 'educational' excuse, claim it's a tatser session to get students interested into media studies, which inturn will get the schools GCSE and A-Level prospects up!

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    Re: Playing DVDs at School

    You DO need to licence the showing of vids and DVDs (and the playing of copyright music). Performing Rights Society (PRS) are the people your Bursar needs to contact.

    Your ERA licence will cover off-air recordings, INCLUDING copying to a server.

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    Re: Playing DVDs at School

    Contact your LEA.

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    Re: Playing DVDs at School

    This has been spoke about (many times) before. Regarding films you need to check out filmbank.co.uk. PRS is for audio.



    Andy

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    Re: Playing DVDs at School

    Search for PVS licence (or PVSL) and you will find the relevant information about why schools need to get a licence ... and other stuff linked to that is held at filmbank.co.uk as mentioned by Andy

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    Re: Playing DVDs at School

    Indeed it is PVS that I had meant, but I'll blame the wine for going for the wrong one... :-0

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    Re: Playing DVDs at School

    We've got all the appropriate licenses here... the bursar organises it.

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    Re: Playing DVDs at School

    Thank you all for your feedback, I will check the situation with licenses at school and if its possible, then to go ahead .


    Cheers

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    Re: Playing DVDs at School

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Contact your LEA.
    We only do this, if we've been asked to do something we don't want to do and can't come up with a good enough excuse ourselves.

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    I know this is an old thread, sorry for bringing it back, but how would a boarding school stand under the PVSL? It is on the same premises and same students so my understanding would be that we are covered by the normal PVSL? Anyone have any ideas?

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