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Information regarding copyrighted film screening
film reelTwo options are available for a legal screening of any copyrighted film or motion picture.

1. Meet the criteria for an educational exemption.

To be eligible for an educational exemption, six points need to be met — and every screening must meet all six points.
    • A legal, legitimate (original) copy of the film must be shown.
    • The screening must be part of the systematic course of instruction, related to that course’s current curriculum, and not for the cultural, entertainment or recreational value of anyone present.
    • The film must be presented by the course instructor. The instructor must be present.
    • The screening must take place in a place devoted to instruction — a classroom setting.
    • The screening must be part of the teaching activities of a nonprofit educational institution.
    • Attendance must be limited to instructors, pupils and guest lecturers only.

The educational exemption applies exclusively to academic buildings and classrooms. None of the rooms and spaces programmed by University Centers is considered “a place devoted to instruction,” and a public performance license is required for film screenings.

2. Obtain a public performance license for the film to be exhibited.

A number of companies hold film rights and can issue a public performance license. The Activities and Programs office has contacts for these companies and will assist any organization, office or department in obtaining a public performance license for a film presentation. The license must be in the possession of the organization, office or department prior to the exhibition date. A fee will most likely be associated with any and all public performance film licensing.

Anyone wishing to exhibit a motion picture in a University Centers venue must produce documentation that a public performance license has been obtained. Willful infringement is a federal crime that carries a maximum sentence of up to one year in jail and/or a $100,000 fine. Even inadvertent infringement is subject to substantial civil damages, ranging from $500 to $20,000 for each illegal screening. Not only is the event sponsor responsible — the venue itself is also held responsible. Colleges and universities are the most frequent violators and are closely monitored.
For more information, contact Jim Brockpahler, Activities and Programs, Davies Center 133, at or 715-836-4805. Go to top of page

Continuing Education offerings
Connecting campus and community — Continuing Education serves a wide variety of nontraditional students. Following are links to news releases about upcoming programs offered by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

    • Applications Now Being Accepted for Entrepreneurial Training Series.
    • UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education Offers Supervisory Management Seminars.

Additional information can be found on the Continuing Education Web site or by calling 715-836-3636. Go to top of page

Following are new employment opportunities at UW-Eau Claire. A list of all currently available job openings and additional information about each position, including application procedures, may be found on the Academic Affairs employment opportunities Web site.

     • Communication Sciences and Disorders: Two probationary faculty positions as assistant/associate professor in speech-language pathology — 836-3805.
Management and Marketing: Position in the lecturer title series to teach management courses during spring 2008 — 836-3677. Go to top of page

'Pink Sheet' Notice of Meetings
The Notice of Meetings (pink sheet) is available online. Click here to find the link to the current week's meetings. Meetings for the following week will be posted Wednesday afternoon. If you frequently refer to the Notice of Meetings, consider saving the Notice of Meetings link in your Web browser's Favorites. Go to top of page

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University Bulletin • Vol. 55, No. 3 • Third Week • Fall Semester • Sept. 4, 2007

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, 715-836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Assistant Editor. Updated: July 28, 2008.

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