Copyright and ClassHook

For Educators

According to Section 110 (1) of Title 17 of the United States Code, the following is not an infringement of copyright:

performance or display of a work by instructors or pupils in the course of face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit educational institution, in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction, unless, in the case of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, the performance, or the display of individual images, is given by means of a copy that was not lawfully made under this title, and that the person responsible for the performance knew or had reason to believe was not lawfully made

This means that copyrighted material can be used freely in a non-profit educational institution, such as a public school, as long as it was legally obtained. At ClassHook, we take care of legally obtaining the copyrighted work for you by actively assessing our library of clips and obtaining the permissions necessary from the copyright owners and/or qualifying for Fair Use.

In addition, the copyrighted material must be used for teaching in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction. A "similar place" could be a room, such as a gymnasium, where educational presentations are given. Finally, "face-to-face teaching activities" indicates that an instructor is present and that the copyrighted material is being used for educational purposes, not for entertaining students. If the copyrighted material is used in an online lesson or assignment, as opposed to in a physical location, it must be in a closed online environment that only a limited number of people can access. An example of such an environment is a password-protected class or document.

For Copyright Owners

All of ClassHook's clips are embedded from video hosting websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion. ClassHook makes its best effort to include clips on its website that have been explicitly permitted to be available on these websites by the copyright owner. If you believe that your copyright-protected work was posted on ClassHook without authorization, please follow the procedure for submitting a copyright complaint as outlined on our Terms of Use.

Please consider whether fair use, fair dealing, or a similar exception to copyright applies before you submit this notice. These requests should only be submitted by the copyright owner or an agent authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.