FilmMCAS follows the guidelines set forth by the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act, enacted in 2002 for classroom instruction.
Movies shown as part of instruction in a classroom
Movies can be legally shown in a classroom setting without the additional purchase of a movie license. Movies must be "face-to-face" and shown in the classroom.
MCAS provides an extensive film library that may be accessed through the library management system, Destiny. Contact your building’s librarian or library secretary for more information.
Movies shown as public performances (Family nights, lock-ins etc.)Movies can be legally shown in a school setting without risking copyright infringement, if you purchase a Public Performance Site License. (faq)
MCAS has purchased an annual license for staff members from Learn 360, a video streaming service, for classroom use. Many educational and instructional videos can be found at this site. Contact your building's librarian or lab assistant to learn more.
Movies in the Public Domain (Copyright Free)
Approximately 1,969 titles are presently available from the Internet Moving Images Archive, suitable for searching or browsing. This site may not be accessible at MCAS due to filter restrictions.Free Educational Movies can be viewed at WatchKnowLearn
Review section 2531, Copyright Works, in the MCAS schoolboard policiesfor more detailed information.