I was wondering if someone more versed in copyright might be able to answer this. I know that the laws are different almost everywhere, but I think that there are enough parallels to make things relevant. I was talking with someone about courses she was taking at University, and they mentioned a couple of film courses. From there we go to discussing rights for films, and how in another course she took on pop culture, copyright law prevented the prof from showing relevant TV clips. This got me thinking about the law, and I was wondering why this was even an issue. If a prof wants to read a class an except from a book-or even an entire book-they are free to do so without any clearances, rights, or fees, provided that they credit the source. Why is this not the same for other media? What is it about movies and television that makes it so that they cannot be used in an educational context like this? Is it just that the people who make movies, music, and TV have better lawyers? Am I completely off base on something here?