A film is made up of different types of copyright material. The film itself may be protected by copyright, and the music, screenplay and other materials used in the film may each have separate copyright protection.
Make sure any DVD you play is not an infringing copy.
Reference: Australian Copyright Council. Information Sheet: Films, DVDs & Videos: Screening in Class. Retrieved from http:// http://www.copyright.org.au/
For more information please see the following Australian Copyright Council Information sheets:
However, some restrictions apply.
If you want to publicly screen a film, DVD or video in a situation not covered by the special exception for classroom screenings
or the Co-Curricular Licence – for example, at a film night fundraiser run by a school – you will need permission from the relevant copyright owners.
Generally, you can get permission by renting, buying or borrowing the film, DVD or video from an authorised supplier that can give you permission on behalf of copyright owners. Some of these include:
Reference: Australian Copyright Council. Information Sheet: Films, DVDs & Videos: Screening in Public. Retrieved from http:// http://www.copyright.org.au/