Answered By: Stephanie C Gillespie
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2018     Views: 3

Not without public performance rights. Films and TV programs shown outside of a scheduled class will need a public performance license, even if no admission is charged and the audience consists of PSCC students.

The cost for public performance rights varies by film and is dependent on audience (i.e. Will the general public be invited to attend or will it just be PSCC students, faculty, and staff?), anticipated number of attendees, if admission is charged, and if the event is one-time or involves multiple showings over a period of time.

Please contact Jennifer Mezick (jamezick@pstcc.edu) for help with getting public performance rights.

Exceptions:

  • If what you wish to screen is in the public domain, you should be able to show it to the public.
  • If what you wish to screen is licensed under Creative Commons or a similar  license, you should be able to show it to the public. There are several types of Creative Common license and the specific license dictates where and for what purpose you can show the content.