These web resources vary in accessibility and license. Always use good judgment when using materials from the web in your classes.
These sources are freely available and free of charge but may still be under a traditional copyright license. Be sure to look at individual licenses before altering or publicly screening videos. Some sites/videos may contain ads.
The following are popular video-on-demand services. Each has a different pricing structure with thousands of streaming movies and TV shows available. Users may also be able to rent or buy individual titles.
Note that videos purchased or licensed with these services still fall under standard copyright and may not include licenses to stream in a classroom.
Many public libraries, including Seymour Library in Auburn, the Fulton Public Library, and the New York Public Library, offer video streaming services to their users.
It's especially important to be aware of copyright licenses when working with content online. The three most common copyright licenses are:
Copyright: All rights reserved
All original work - printed, recorded, or shared online - is automatically protected by a standard copyright license.
Creative Commons: Some rights reserved
The copyright holder chooses to allow others to use their work in ways designated by the license. There are several Creative Commons licenses to be aware of, and the license should be indicated on the work.
Public Domain: No rights reserved
Anyone can use the work in any way. Copyright owners can designate their work as public domain or works fall into the public domain after a set period of time.
If a work doesn't state otherwise, you should assume that it's licensed under a standard, all-rights-reserved copyright.