Answered By: Corrie Bott
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2015     Views: 21

The films that are available for borrowing from Pearson library do not have Public Performance Rights.  This includes the popular, documentaries and foreign films. The only exceptions are for teaching faculty who wish to screen movies in the classroom ONLY.

Under the Copyright Act any viewing or exhibition of a video/DVD in a public place must have Public Performance Rights.  PPR rights can be added into the cost of the video/DVD at the time of purchase.  Written confirmation of permission must be obtained from the copyright holder and kept on file.

Therefore, in compliance with the Copyright Act, videos borrowed from Pearson Library cannot be shown outside the classroom (such as residential halls, parks, etc.)

If you wish to publically show a library film and have a question about performance rights, please contact the Pearson Library at 805-493-3250 or contact

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