Movies and TV entertain, educate, and inspire. What you may not have considered is that this content is intended for personal, private use only and requires a license when shown in public. This provision of the U.S. Copyright Act applies to public exhibitions of movies, TV, and other audiovisual content enjoyed from sources like broadcast, cable or satellite television, DVD, Blu-ray, download, or streaming platforms.


MPLC was founded in 1986 with the goal of providing an affordable way for the public to enjoy movies, TV, and other audiovisual content outside of the home with the assurance of copyright compliance. Since the introduction of MPLC’s pioneering Umbrella License®, we have come a long way, now representing more than 1,000 rights holders and licensing in more than 40 countries around the world.


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Recent News

Jan 26, 2021
The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and MPLC Announce Strategic Partnership
MPLC announces a partnership with Florida's premier hospitality trade association. Download PDF >>
Jan 07, 2021
MPLC Strikes Partnership in Thailand
MPLC is pleased to announce today that it has reached agreement with Copyright Insure Co. Ltd. to represent its public performance licensing interests in Thailand. Download PDF >>

Why you need a license

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Our Partners

MPLC works closely with leading institutions to support intellectual property rights.
Along with our partners, we educate organizations large and small about copyright and the importance of compliance.

                MPAA   CVLI CCC      Christian Copyright Licensing International