If hosting a PUBLIC SCREENING (i.e. outside of your regularly scheduled class meeting time), you must arrange "public performance rights" (PPR) with the film's distributor. Depending on the film -- how recent it is, the type of film (documentary or feature), the arrangement the filmmaker made with the distributor -- this fee may vary between $250-500 per screening. Even if your event is free to public, as the sponsoring organization, you are responsible arranging the PPR.
CONSIDER INSTEAD: hosting a film with PPR on a platform already supported by UM Libraries
ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN for more details.
Academic Video Online @ Alexander Street Press - All films purchased from , whether streaming or DVD, include limited public performance rights, which includes permission for classroom showings, as well as public screenings, as long as no admission is charged.
Academic Video Online @ ProQuest – Customer must secure permission from ProQuest’s Licensor and/or the copyright holder for any public performance other than reasonable classroom and educational uses. (2018)
Digital Theatre+ -- Educational Use Only permitted
Films on Demand/InfoBase – InfoBase is licensed solely to Licensee and Authorized Users for classroom teaching, research, presentations, and educational non-commercial multimedia projects for use in educational institutions, provided no admission or other fees are charged for public viewing. Authorized individuals can view titles from anywhere.
Kanopy – Authorized individuals can view titles from anywhere.
Swank – This platform requires payment for events beyond personal or classroom use. Amount of payment depends on anticipated attendance, and must be negotiated with Swank prior to the event. Authorized individuals can view titles from anywhere.