Legal to show youtube video in public presentation?
March 9, 2010 12:52 PM Subscribe
Would it be legal to show a youtube video (which I assume is copyrighted) in a public not for profit presentation? Secondly, would it be legal to download a video rather than streaming it and show it in the same manner?
I know that there is no chance that I will get arrested or sued for this, but I am just trying to find out the proper legal boundaries, basically to do the right thing.
I am assuming that since a video is put online, it is accessible for public viewing. So is there any difference between a personal or in a large group viewing? For example, I know it is illegal to show television shows to large audiences, even if you are not charging for it.
And by extension, if that is ok, then is it also ok to download it and show it publicly?
Also, would this qualify under "fair use", since I would be using it for "educational purposes?"