Answered By: Kathy Adams Last Updated: Aug 24, 2016 Views: 309
Hulu has not commented on classroom use.
If you have "regular" Hulu access (a subscription service that requires a login), watching the documentary may be within Fair Use guidelines, but bear in mind that you may not do the same thing for another class in another semester.
If yours is a Hulu Plus account, you must contact Hulu for permission.
Here are a couple of links that might clarify the law:
This article is from The Albany Law Journal http://www.albanylawjournal.org/Documents/Articles/23.1.221-Ezor.pdf
This is a page from the Walsh University Copyright Guide http://libguides.walsh.edu/content.php?pid=156817&sid=1764586 and will provide a broad look at copyright and fair use.
As a reminder, I am a librarian and not a lawyer and we are not supplying legal advice nor is this information intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.
Hope this helps, Kathy Adams, Librarian