USC Columbia Copyright Policy H.2.a
A provision of federal copyright law, 17 U.S. Code § 110(1), provides that the performance or display of a copyrighted work—except knowingly showing an illegally duplicated film—by instructors or pupils in the course of face-to-face instructional activities of a nonprofit educational institution in a classroom or similar physical location, is not infringement.
The exemption applies to display of a work by means of any sort of projection device or process, but only as long as there is no transmission beyond the place where the class is occurring.
This allows for the use and display of films, art, literary works and other copyright works in in-person classes. It does not provide a copyright exemption if the class containing the copyrighted work is webcast or otherwise transmitted outside of the physical location where the class if being held, either synchronously or asynchronously.
applies measures that prevent recipients from retaining the transmission past the end of the class session or further distributing the work, and prevent further transmission
does not attempt to interfere with the copyright owner’s protection of the work.