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Movies with public performance rights

The DVDs and videos we purchase are just like the ones you can get from Amazon, Walmart, or RedBox: they are licensed for home use only. While copyright law makes an exception for showing films in a classroom situation, showing these movies for a public audience, with or without an admission charge, is a violation of copyright. That's what the FBI warning at the beginning is all about.

We have purchased over 400 movies: documentaries, educational titles, and some feature films, that come with public performance rights. These performance rights allow viewing by groups outside of a home viewing experience.

Here's a complete list of these movies, sorted by title.

Not all movies are available for purchase with performance rights, but if you would like us to consider such a purchase, contact your college librarian.


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