Mr John, lecturer of English Literature in a University in Mauritius has been teaching for a long time using the traditional lecturing method. He has for decades shown to his classes the scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in which Mercutio is killed. It helps students understand the profound difference between the play as acted and the play as written. When he started teaching many years ago he showed it from 16mm film, then moved up to VHS tapes and nowadays to DVD. He's using Zeferelli's version, produced in the 1968's.On request of his students he wants now to make use of the online management system hosted by the university. He wants to develop an online course on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. He was informed that all the students have their password to get access to these courses at the university. He also includes the resources on the university local network. He also plan to include:
- The full text of The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke (died c. 1563)
Multiple Choice Questions:
1. Does Mr John need permission of Zeferelli?
A Yes-Incorrect. There are some exceptions for teaching and research in favour of schools, colleges, universities and libraries.
B No-correct. It is being used for no profit-making motive
2. Given that anybody with an Internet connection can access and view the video, can Mr John include the clip of the video in his course
B. No-correct .She would not be able to make a copy of the video for inclusion in her course without prior permission from the copyright holder. At best she can include a link to the YouTube
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