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Your Copyright Questions Answered: Public Performance Rights and Showing Movies on Campus

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.
Kino International
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.

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