Well thanks so much purple. I appreciate being called foolish. Thanks so much. Did I say it was "soooooo bad?" Your post is absurd not only because it's insulting and doesn't answer my question, but because you're judging my motives and coming up with hypotheticals that are silly. To slightly edit a movie doesn't mean some parent will be "appauled" and look at me as some inappropriate porn-peddling creep. A good example is the book, "Hatchet." Have you read it? It's by Gary Paulsen and it's an outstanding novel read in the sixth grade all over America. It's wonderful. There was a movie version of it made in 1991. The movie is very clean with the exception of one scene where the young boy, Brian, runs out into the lake and you can see a tiny bit of his butt cheek. Another scene he says, "damn it!" and another scene he says the s-word once. This movie is fairly true to the book and it's full of fun, humorous and powerful moments. It's not worth trashing the whole thing for some small inappropriate scenes that amount to about ten seconds of the whole film. With my principal's permission, I copied the film and edited out the slightly nude flashed scene and two cuss words and my kids ADORE that film each year when we finish the novel. We compare and contrast the film to the novel. It's great. Deceiving my students? Are you for real? Do you seriously think that's deception and somehow immoral? So every time a movie is edited for TV and the f-word is taken out or some sex scene, you're outraged at the deceptive "foolish" motives and actions of the network showing the film? My class is reading the book "Hoot" which Disney made not too long ago. It's a fabulous book. The movie had a couple of quick, slightly suggestive moments that could be edited out and the spirit, characters, plot, and joy of the movie could be experienced. You're being a prude and quite rude. You don't know me so please, in the future, if you don't have something nice to say, as my mom always says, don't say it. I didn't start this thread to get your moral approval or insights into my pedagogy or teaching, I just was looking for a website. Two cents not appreciated or asked for.
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What you're doing isn't illegal but it is quite foolish. If a video is SO bad that a scene needs cleaning up so that its classroom ready then you shouldn't have a "clean" version shown to your class. Chances are a parent knows the content of the film and will be appaled their child watched it nevermind that you used a "clean" version. Secondly, a child will believe you approve of this movie and may try to rent it or watch it online.
As far as what bluegoat said, it IS boarder line legal as far as copyrights. But its not so much to worry about. Decieving the students, however, with an edited version is not right.