Streaming music in the classroom (Pandora, Grooveshark, Spotify)
- October 24, 2011 @ 13:10pmmattlib says:Is it permissible to play music from a music streaming site in college classroom if it is not part of the curricular activities (ie it is just being used as background music). My hunch is that it is okay because playing the radio is generally permissible public performance... but I'm just not sure and can't find good studies or case law about it.
- October 24, 2011 @ 13:10pmLWilliamson says:My first instinct would be to say that this is likely covered in the license you agree to when you subscribe. I went and looked at Pandora and it says 'private, non-commercial use', a pretty vague term unless you are a bar owner. So it would come down, in licensing, to what Pandora or you would consider 'private' since it's obviously non-commercial. My non-legal opinion would be that this is not a violation.