Movies With Public Performance Rights

The University Library has acquired a Public Performance License with DVDs or videos purchased from the following companies.  The rights listed below apply only to showings on the Appalachian State University campus.

  • Appalshop. Titles are purchased under the company's "educational use" option which includes public performance rights provided no admission is charged.
  • California Newsreel. Titles are purchased with performance rights including in-class instruction, use in course-management software, library reference, distance learning, extracurricular programming and performances open to the public provided no admission is charged.
  • Cambridge Educational. Titles purchased include Public Performance Rights when no admission is charged.  Rights are also included for closed-circuit transmission within a single building or a single geographically unified campus.
  • Bullfrog Films.  Titles include public performance rights provided no admission fee is charged. This does NOT include the right to show the film on television or online, only the right to show the film in public to any audience where the projector and audience are in the same room. Public performance rights are NOT included for those titles that indicate they are "Home Use Versions."
  • Filmakers Library, Inc.  Titles purchased include Public Performance Rights, allowing an institution to exhibit a legally-acquired copy, so long as:
    • No admission fee/donation is collected.
    • The screening takes place at the purchasing venue itself.
    • The primary audience for the screening is members of the purchasing institution (for example, students and faculty of a school) and the screening IS NOT advertised or promoted to the general public.
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Titles purchased include Public Performance Rights when no admission is charged.  Rights are also included for closed-circuit transmission within a single building or a single geographically unified campus.
  • Films Media Group. Titles purchased include Public Performance Rights when no admission is charged.  Rights are also included for closed-circuit transmission within a single building or a single geographically unified campus.
  • First Run. Titles purchased are licensed with Public Performance Rights for non-commercial and educational exhibition for groups of 50 or less.  No admission may be charged and screenings may not be open to the public.
  • Frameline. Titles purchased through an institutional purchase include public performance rights in an educational institution where no admission is charged.  They may not be broadcast or televised (except for closed-circuit campus use).
  • Icarus Films.  Titles are licensed with Public Performance Rights for non-commercial and educational exhibition when no admission fee is charged.  Digital streaming rights are NOT included.
  • Insight Media. Titles purchased include Public Performance Rights, allowing an institution to exhibit a legally-acquired copy, so long as:
    • No admission fee/donation is collected.
    • The screening takes place at the purchasing venue itself.
    • The primary audience for the screening is members of the purchasing institution (for example, students and faculty of a school) and the screening IS NOT advertised or promoted to the general public.
  • Media Education Foundation. All purchased videos and DVDs are licensed:
    • for closed-circuit viewing within the institution that made the purchase; and
    • for classroom viewing and public screening where no admission is charged.
    • rights to "stream" or "webcast" via an internet server are NOT included, even if password protected.
  • New Day Films. Titles are licensed for educational projection and playback for the life of the DVD. New Day Films DVDs are not licensed for screenings in which admission fees are charged, including but not limited to theatrical screenings. The license specifically excludes any digital or analog transmission or duplication of the program in whole or in part by broadcast, narrowcast, internet, intranet, open-cable, direct broadcast satellite, or other means, or to any off-campus, distance learning, or affiliate site without written permission of New Day Films.
  • Video Project. Titles are licensed for unlimited single site, non-theatrical, non-commercial, non-broadcast, internal use by the purchasing organization only. No admission fees may be charged, and no public uses are permitted (screening or use of the DVD with others outside the purchasing organization) unless a commercial license is purchased.
  • Women Make Movies. Includes public performance rights by the acquiring institution for non-paying audiences only on campus. This does not include showing the film on television or online.
  • Zipporah Films. The following titles are licensed for non-commercial public performance on campus only: "Basic Training," "Central Park," "Cool World," "High School," "Hospital," "Meat," "Primate," "Store," "Titicut Follies," and "Welfare"