Your Copyright Questions Answered: Public Performance Rights and Showing Movies on Campus
Question: What are Public Performance Rights?
Answer: Public Performance Rights (PPR) are the legal rights to publicly show a film or video. The rights-holder can assign PPR to others through a Public Performance License.
Question: When are Public Performance Rights Required?
Answer: All screenings of copyrighted film or video offered to the whole campus.
Question: How Can I Purchase Public Performance Rights?
Answer: Individuals and organizations are responsible for obtaining performance rights for all publicly screened media. Some companies you can contact to secure (license) PPR:
Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.
Criterion Pictures USA
EKU Libraries' Streaming Videos with Public Performance Rights
EKU Libraries has purchased a streaming video service with public performance rights purchased. This service is KANOPY.
Have Questions? Contact Linda Sizemore.