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Laptop/Projector Use
Occasionally, when using an LCD projector to project a laptop image, either the projector or the laptop screen will fail to be displayed.  On your laptop, look for a function number key that has a monitor icon, or is labeled LCD. Once you have identified this function number key, hold down the function key, located on the left side of your keyboard, and the function number key simultaneously, then wait for a few seconds. Both the laptop screen and the LCD projector will display the laptop's image.  

 

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
Information Regarding Public Exhibition and Duplication of Copyrighted DVDs, CDs, VHS Videotapes, Audio Recordings, and Personal Recordings of Broadcast Material:

Faculty, staff, and students need to understand Copyright Law concerning public performance of DVDs and videotapes. “Educational Fair Use” allows the screening of copyrighted films for teaching, research and scholarship only. For example, showing “To Kill a Mockingbird” to your literature class would be permissible. However, this screening cannot be advertised, or open to the public. It makes no difference if you own the videotape, present it free, or plan to charge admission. The same film, shown for entertainment purposes, for example on “Movie Night” at the college, would need to be rented through a distributor, and public performance fees would have to be paid. Colleges and universities frequently use Swank Motion Pictures, a well-known distributor. Distributors like Swank own or have the copyright owner’s permission to rent or sell these videotapes for public performances. The price difference is substantial. Swank normally charges several hundred dollars per rental, but this includes public performance fees. IMS must see written permission from the distributor or copyright holder before proceeding with our services.

Most programs recorded off the air may be used in an educational setting, but the videotape must be shown within 10 days of broadcast. The tape may be kept an additional 35 days for review, for a total of 45 days from the original broadcast, then it must be erased. A showing to the public of videotape recorded off-air must have proper clearance.

IMS employees are frequently asked to make a duplicate copy of a copyrighted video, DVD, CD, or Off-Air Videotape. We cannot legally do this. Please purchase additional copies of these tapes through legitimate sources.


ALL MATERIAL IS LICENSED ONLY FOR NON-COMMERCIAL PRIVATE EXHIBITION IN HOMES. ANY PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, OTHER USE OR COPYING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. ALL RIGHTS UNDER COPYRIGHT RESERVE.

For additional information, contact:

Emily Trapp
Director
Instructional Media Services
Lecture Center 2
SUNY New Paltz
(845) 257-3634

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