What are Public Performance Rights?
Public Performance Rights (PPR) are the legal rights to publicly show a film or video (media). Normally the media producer or distributor manages these rights. The rights-holder can assign PPR to others through a Public Performance License.
When are Public Performance Rights Required?
PPR are required for:
PPR are not required for:
Why should you learn about Public Performance Rights?
Showing media, whether borrowed from the library or rented / purchased, to groups outside of the classroom may be illegal, and may place the University at risk legally.
Does the UTEP University Library purchase videos with Public Performance Rights?
The library purchases feature films in DVD format, chiefly to provide access to standard and classic films and the work of outstanding directors, producers, and actors. These films are generally purchased without public performance rights, so they can be borrowed by individuals for home use or in face-to-face classroom teaching situations.