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Media - Public Performance and Streaming Licenses: How to Obtain Rights

Obtaining Performance or Streaming Rights

In order to obtain public performance rights, streaming rights, or rights to change format for a film, you will need to contact the copyright holder, which is usually the publisher or producer.

Andersen Library will not purchase separate public performance or streaming rights (i.e., rights that aren't included in the list price) unless they run for the life of the DVD with unlimited uses and are available at a price agreeable to the Library. If faculty want to license rights for shorter periods or time or for specific uses, they should contact their College's technology coordinator.

Swank Motion Pictures licenses public performance rights for motion pictures from many major studios.

The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation licenses public performance rights for motion pictures from many major studios and independent producers.

Feature Film and Television Show Rights

Feature films and television shows never come with public performance or streaming rights.

In order to show films or television shows you will need to contact the copyright holder to obtain public performance rights.

Swank Motion Pictures licenses public performance rights for motion pictures from many major studios.

The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation licenses public performance rights for motion pictures from many major studios and independent producers.