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Copyright for Online or Virtual Classroom


Technology, Education, Design, (TED) encourages you to share TED Talks that are licensed for distribution under our Creative Commons license, Attribution–Non Commercial–No Derivatives (or the CC BY – NC – ND 4.0 International) which means it may be shared by following a few requirements. Certain TED Talks that are licensed to TED such as performances and or other talks that we have shared but not created may not be distributed.

  • Attribute TED as the owner of the TED Talk and include a link to the talk, but do not include any text that shows TED endorses your website or platform.
  • Do not use the TED site content for any commercial purposes, for sale, sublicense or in an app of any kind for any advertising, or in exchange for payment of any kind.
  • You cannot remix, create derivative work or modify the TED site content in any way.
  • You may not add any further more restrictions that we have provided to the TED site content, such as additional legal restrictions, or charge any fees or technological restrictions to accessing the content.



Consequently, Netflix will permit one-time educational screenings, "one-time screening" means that you can't hold screenings several times in one day or one week - but if, for example, you're an educator who wants to show the film once a semester over multiple semesters, that's okay.

Educational screenings are permitted for any of the documentaries noted with this information, on the following terms:

  • The documentary may only be accessed via the Netflix service, by a Netflix account holder. Netflix doesn't sell DVDs, nor can they provide other ways to exhibit the film.
  • The screening must be non-profit and non-commercial. That means you can’t charge admission, fundraise, solicit donations, or accept advertising or commercial sponsorships in connection with the screening.
  • The documentary shall not be screened at any political campaign events and/or electoral campaigning events.
  • Please don’t use Netflix’s logos in any promotion for the screening, or do anything else that indicates that the screening is “official” or endorsed by Netflix.
  • Netflix trusts their users to respect these guidelines, which are intended to help you share and discuss the documentary content in your community.
  • To the extent your institution requires you to demonstrate that you have a license for your screening, please show them the above information.


The purpose of this guide is to provide resources and information for resolving copyright questions. This research guide does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.