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Public Viewings of Movies & Videos / Copyright Law

If your organization is intending to show a video for a social event, meeting or other purpose, please be advised that it is required by Copyright Laws that your group purchases the licensing for the film. It is a violation of the law to pick up, order, or download the movie from any video rental distributor regardless of whether or not you charge a fee. Neither the rental nor purchase of a DVD carries with it the right to show that movie outside of a home. Obtaining a public performance license is relatively simple, but does come with a fee. For assistance with acquiring the appropriate licensing, please stop by the Office of Student Activities and Student Center Operations.