A public performance also occurs when the performance is transmitted by means of any device or process (for example, via broadcast, telephone wire, website, or other means) to the public.
In order to perform a copyrighted work publicly, the user must obtain performance rights from the copyright owner or his representative.
Sharing a performance limited to only students in the classroom is permitted under fair use - if people not enrolled in the class are invited, this is considered public performance and rights must be obtained.
The financial obligation of public performance is the responsibility of the sponsoring organization.
EKU Libraries only offers financial assistance for public performance rights if we are co-sponsoring the event, and we have a limited budget for this purpose. Contact Victoria Koger for more information.