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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

Jul 20, 2021
Bringing a Touch of Hollywood to the Silicon Slopes

MPLC Announces New Location in Greater Salt Lake City

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May 21, 2021
MPLC Announces Passing of Chief Executive Officer Mike Weatherley
MPLC is saddened to announce the passing of beloved CEO, Mike Weatherley on Thursday May 20. 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