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Copyright Policy

This policy covers copyrighted and licensed material converted from physical formats (DVD, VHS) into streamed files for use in the classroom or online course management system. For information about vendor-supplied streaming video, see the Video Resources Page.

  • Short segments of DVDs, and to a more limited extent VHS tapes, may legally be converted to streaming video for instructional purposes. Copyright restrictions apply, and it is up to the instructor to ensure that use of such segments is in compliance with copyright laws. The Library can assist with your efforts, but before submitting your request, please read this brief explanation of the TEACH Act as well as the Parkland College copyright policy.
  • We prefer to convert items held by Parkland College Library, since our ownership may include some level of appropriate rights. Requests for materials not owned by the Library will be reviewed on a title-by-title basis for copyright compliance.
  • There may be a fee associated with providing streaming access to materials converted from a physical format (DVD, VHS). Information about such fees will be made available, and must be remitted by your department before the material is streamed.
  • This service is available for Parkland College faculty only. Only students currently enrolled in your course will be able to access the media files in the online course management system.

To ensure copyright compliance, content provided for academic use is subject to removal 10 days after completion of each academic semester.

Start the process by completing the online Video Permissions Form.


A minimum of two weeks (10 business days) of processing time is required for each requested segment.

Parkland College Library complies with the Parkland College copyright policy, the U.S. Copyright Code and other related laws, including but not limited to FAIR USE, TEACH Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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