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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At times, the Walt Disney Company places certain titles 'in the vault' so that they cannot be performed under the Umbrella License®. A current list of titles on moratorium as of August 8, 2019 may be found here.
Los Angeles, CA – On March 9, Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) held a Film Industry cocktail party, entitled “MPLC’s Spring Film Gala" at the British Consul General, Chris O’Connor's private residence in Los Angeles. Top studio executives from all of the major and independent film and music companies who support the creative industries were in attendance.Download PDF >>
Los Angeles, CA – We are pleased to announce that the MPLC Umbrella License® now includes the audiovisual content of STARZ original television programming and Anchor Bay feature films for public exhibition licensing in all markets in the United States. In addition to STARZ and Anchor Bay, MPLC’s list of studios and producers includes every Hollywood Studio and over 1,000 other independent film and television producers.
Eileen Korte, Vice President of the Licensing Division for MPLC, is interviewed by Cheryl Ronk, President of the Michigan Society of Association Executives regarding motion picture copyright compliance within associations.View Article
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