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Screenings on Campus


The Copyright Act's fair dealing excerpt does not cover the screenings of films by societies and other organizations on campus(Ex. CSU, student groups, student societies).These screenings require a special license called Public Performance Rights

Public performance of films for these situations is limited to titles that have been cleared for on-campus screening. Most films purchased commercially do not include the rights to show films publically outside the classroom. Before you screen a film, please fill out the form linked below so we can ensure the school has the appropriate licenses. 

Films shown by any organization on campus may be required to get permission from the copyright holder or a license. 

The library purchases Public Performance Rights licenses to a number of collections including popular films but does not have the rights to everything. Before you plan to screen a film please contact us and ensure the school has the correct licenses to show your film. 

What to do before you screen a film

If you are planning to screen a film please fill out this form with the film title, screening date, and group wishing to do the screening. We will review our licenses and get back to you as soon as possible.