Public Performance Rights (PPR) are the legal rights to publicly show a film or video (media). Normally the media producer or distributor manages these rights. The rights-holder can assign PPR to others through a Public Performance License.
PPR are required for:
PPR are not required for:
Since Davee Library acquires media to support the curriculum, and face-to-face teaching is exempt from PPR, Davee Library does not typically secure PPR with video and DVD purchases. However, many distributors of our educational videos include PPR in the purchase price which means they can be shown in a free, non-profit setting that is open to the public. Some distributors we purchase materials from with PPR include:
Arab Film Distribution
First Run Icarus
Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Education Foundation
New Day Films
Women Make Movies
You can search the library catalog using the publishers' names to see which films we own.
Videos/DVDs in the Davee Library collection with PPR include a note in the the catalog record: "Includes Public Performance Rights" for films for which PPR have been purchased.
Individuals and organizations are responsible for obtaining performance rights for all publicly screened media.
Some companies to contact to secure (license) PPR:
For more information about viewing films for non-classroom use at UWRF, please see the the following UWRF policy and procedures: