I'm doing a review of a product for my online music magazine, and wanted to use an old jazz standard to demonstrate the product. However, the songs I'm interested in, "Autumn Leaves," "Laura," "Well you needn't," "Summer Time," are not yet in public domain. Could I still use the tunes under the "educational use" provision, as 1. I'm not selling the tune or my performance, and 2. the performance is used to educate someone on the product I'm reviewing. Perhaps this falls under an internet performance?(who is charged the Performance Royalty for internet performance? Me as the website owner?) Does the fact that this will be promoting a product thats available for sale mean anything? I know VSL has TONS of modern classical compositions on their website. Perhaps they fall under international copyright law?
Anyway, as sample developers with demos on your websites, I thought you all might have the answer. Worse case, I'll just whip up a quick 12-bar blues.