Showing video recordings (in both DVD and VHS format) that are borrowed from the library or are rented or purchased to groups outside of the classroom may be illegal.
Showing a copyrighted video recording outside the classroom, without first obtaining Public Performance Rights, may be illegal.
Public Performance Rights (PPR) are the legal rights to show a video recording. These rights are normally held by the video distributor or producer. However, the rights-holder can give temporary PPR to others by selling them a Public Performance License.
Belk Library does not usually purchase videos with PPR because of the extra cost. Some video distributors include PPR in the purchase price. This allows campus groups to legally show the videos that are sold by these distributors, as long as the screening is free of charge to the viewers.
Belk Library has PPR for the video recordings purchased from the distributors listed below.