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October 7, 2019

Understanding Copyright Compliance in Your Community

Showing a movie or TV show to a group? Check your copyright compliance. Items meant for personal viewing are protected. Showing a movie, for instance, in communal areas such as a community room, theater, or lounge, or by closed-circuit transmission, is considered “public.” This means you must have a public performance license, or face possibly substantial fines. To make licensing simple and affordable, Argentum and all other leading industry associations negotiated an agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) for member savings on MPLC’s Umbrella License®, which allows unlimited access to a vast group of movies and TV shows. This article and brochure will show you how to get in compliance.

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