As defined by the Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S.C., Copyrights, Section 101, Definitions), a performance is considered "public" when the work is performed in a "place open to the public or at a place where a substantial number of persons outside of a normal circle of family and its social acquaintances are gathered."

If a title from your library's website is marked "public performance permitted," the title may be used in a public setting such as a classroom or public library.

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