What are the exceptions to the right of public display?
(1) The owner of a lawfully made copy of a protected work can publicly display that work directly or by projection. So if you purchase a protected photograph, you can display it in your gallery without seeking the copyright owner’s permission.
(2) The display or performance of a protected work by transmission in a place open to the public is acceptable, and not infringement, if it is received on a single receiver and if there is no charge to see or hear the transmission.
(3) The display or performance of a protected work by teachers or students during an educational activity taking place in a classroom is acceptable, and not infringement. Thus, a teacher a can show a movie, or have the class perform a scene from a play, without seeking permission.
(4) The display or performance of a protected musical work to promote sales of that work is acceptable and does not qualify as infringement. Thus, a music store can play a CD in the store without seeking the copyright owner’s permission.
(5) Non-dramatic literary or musical works, and dramatic/musical works that are of a religious nature can be displayed in a religious place of worship during the course of religious services, without seeking permission from the copyright owner.