Program Availability

  • Will I go to jail for using these programs?

    All the programs in this guide have been selected for educational use in Utah. Our vendors recognize that video is important for effective teaching, so these programs are cleared for use in your classes.

  • Are there restrictions on the programs?

    There are rules to follow – but they're really easy. You can't charge people to watch the programs and you can't sell them to others or send them out of state. These situations don't usually come up in schools. Be sure to check the dates under each description to be sure Utah still owns rights to the program and then you're good to go.

  • What about copyright on eMedia videos?

    If a program has expired we'll remove it from eMedia and you won't be able to see it. If you want details on the rights for eMedia programs just click on the "Info" button for that particular video.

  • How long can I use a specific program?

    You can record, replay and copy the program as much as you need to within the dates listed under each program title. At the end of that time period the programs must be erased.

  • What are "Utah Educator" rights?

    You can record, replay and copy the program for educational use in Utah.

  • What is "Fair Use" for these core videos?

    "Fair Use" is a copyright term that applies to commercial programs. Generally commercial programs can be used for 10 days after broadcast. Public television programs shown on PBS Utah and UEN-TV are an exception, most of these programs have fair use rights for education of one year from broadcast – just another reason to love public television.

  • Who pays for us to use these programs?

    We all do. Utah school funds from each district are pooled for the Utah Instructional Media Consortium (UIMC) purchases. PBS Utah and UEN-TV programs are paid for by the operating budgets of those organizations – a combination of state and federal resources and local donations.

  • Do I need to copy the programs at school?

    The programs in this guide have been licensed for use in classrooms. You can record the program using a VCR, DVD recorder or a digital video recorder (DVR) either at home or school.

    Likewise, you can ask your school library media specialist, parent volunteer or even a student looking for some extra credit to record the programs for you. Some district policies vary from this, so be sure to check with your media center first.