Pittsburgh, PA asked in Copyright for Pennsylvania

Q: Can you use music in a presentation to teachers?

I am creating a presentation to do at a conference to teachers. It deals with self esteem and the music is from the Greatest Showman. There will be some students dancing to some portions of the music from the show. I will also be doing a traditional lecture on self esteem between parts of the music. There is no money in exchange for presenting this to a conference.It is entirely not for profit. Also how do you find who has the copyright to the music in order for me to even ask permission if I need to?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: If it's no charge then I believe if it's a limited use and no recording then you may use the music; if you are really concerned call the library of Congress copywright office.

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