Fair Use Scenario Set 1

Group A: (Ellen, Laura, Wyatt, Coral and Megan)
  • Prepare to argue that scenario 1 is an example of Fair Use
  • Prepare to argue that scenario 2 is NOT an example of Fair Use

Group B: (Heidi, Morgan, Heather, Emily, and Daniel)
  • Prepare to argue that scenario 1 is NOT an example of Fair Use
  • Prepare to argue that scenario 2 is an example of Fair Use


Scenario 1:
An American Sign Language teacher would like to do a project in which students choose a popular song, learn to sign the lyrics in American Sign Language, and create a music video that incorporates the student signing the lyrics. The music videos must also incorporate some educational theme. For example, a student might include elements discussing teen suicide prevention along with the signing of the lyrics. The students finished music videos will be shown to the class.

Can she do it? What considerations should she be aware of?

Scenario 2:
It is the day before Christmas break and a physics teacher wants to show the movie Apollo 13 to his class now that they have wrapped up their unit on orbits. Can he do it? What considerations should he be aware of?