Public Performance Rights (PPR)
Public Performance Rights (PPR) are the legal rights to publicly show a film. PPR are needed for student clubs, film series, general lectures, and common dorm areas.
PPR are not needed to: show a film in class as part of face-to-face teaching as part of regular curricula, to view a DVD at home, view a DVD in a dorm room, or view a DVD for in-person instruction.
“Institutional Streaming Licenses permit screening on the Unified Campus to a group only when no admission is charged and there is no advertising outside the learning community.”
AVON = Yes, on most of their titles (check with your subject librarian)
All films* purchased from Alexander Street (AVON), whether streaming or DVD, include limited public performance rights, which include permission for classroom showings, as well as public screenings, as long as no admission is being charged. *Excluding FILM PLATFORM and National Theatre Live titles.
Film on Demand = Yes, our overall license has language similar to what’s above for AVON and DocuSeek
Kanopy - Kanopy has very limited PPR - look for the VERY SMALL logo!
DVDs and PPR
We have many DVDs with PPR. Keep in mind, not all records reflect the PPR status; contact your subject librarian if you wish to screen a DVD for a campus event. Most DVDs with PPR will be documentaries and educational films.
*films from SWANK DIGITAL CAMPUS - DO NOT OFFER PPR.