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What to Consider When Showing DVDs/Videos
When showing a DVD, Video, or TV program to a class, the rights of the copyright holder must be considered. This consideration must be made regardless of who owns the DVD, Video, or TV program, or where it was obtained. Copyright holders have exclusive rights to display, reproduce, create derivative works, and distribute their content.
Can I show library DVDs and Videos outside of class?
You might need to obtain a public performance rights (PPR) license. Public performance rights give the holder the legal right to show a copyright-protected DVD, Video, or TV program to the public. Usually one of these services manages these rights:
Do the films in the Clark Library include Public Performance Rights (PPR)?
Yes, some of the DVDs and Videos owned by the Clark Library include Public Performance Rights. Please contact the Library to confirm that the movie or DVD you would like to use has public performance rights.
Public Performance Rights Are Required When:
- Persons attending are outside the normal circle of family and friends, such as a showing of a film by a club or organization, OR
- If the showing is for a campus club and/or the public is invited even if no fee is charged, OR
- If the showing will be on campus in a public space and access will not be restricted, such as a showing of a DVD for interested members of a class outside of class time.
Public Performance Rights Are Not Required When:
- You are privately viewing the film in your home or dorm room with only family and friends in attendance, OR
- If you are the instructor in a course and the film is an integral part of the course curriculum and only available to students in the face-to-face teaching classroom, OR
- If the film is in the public domain.
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