Like all textual materials, moving images are subject to copyright, and have specific licencing and usage agreements. If you are planning on screening a copyrighted film on campus, it is your responsibility to make sure your event is compliant with copyright law.
When showing a video in a course, using a film screening for educational purposes, sharing an excerpt of a film as part of a conference presentation, or are watching a film in the privacy of your own home, your rights are protected under fair dealing. Please see the University's statement on fair dealing for more information.
If you are screening a film for a public audience - even if admittance is free of charge - your event constitutes a public performance. You are obligated to obtain permission and a licence. It you have questions about what constitutes a public performance, or how to get a licence, please fill out the form below and a librarian will be in touch.
Visit the Media Commons site for details on advance reservations of audiovisual material for classroom/teaching use. If you choose to hold a public or educational screening, Media Commons can also assist with theatre and screening room bookings.