• The Federal Copyright Act (Title 17 of the U.S. Code) governs how copyrighted materials, such as movies, may be used. Neither the rental nor the purchase of a movie carries with it the right to show the movie publicly outside the home, unless the site where the movie is used is properly licensed for public exhibition.


    Ownership of the movie and the right to use it publicly are two separate issues. The copyright holder retains exclusive public performance rights.

    This legal copyright compliance requirement applies to schools, public libraries, daycare facilities, parks, recreation departments, summer camps, churches, private clubs, prisons, lodges,
    businesses, etc.

    This legal requirement applies:
                * Regardless of how the movies are obtained
                * Whether or not an admission fee is charged
                * Whether the facility or organization is commercial or non-profit
                * Whether a federal, state or local agency is involved


    According to Movie Licensing USA "The Federal Copyright Act (Title 17 of the U.S. Code) governs how movies may be used. Neither the rental nor the purchase of a movie carries with it the right to show the movie publicly outside the home, unless the site where the movie is used is properly licensed for public exhibition.


    Ownership of the movie and the right to use it publicly are two separate issues. The copyright holder retains exclusive public performance rights.

    This legal copyright compliance requirement applies to schools, public libraries, daycare facilities, parks, recreation departments, summer camps, churches, private clubs, prisons, lodges,
    businesses, etc.

    This legal requirement applies:
             * Regardless of how the movies are obtained
             * Whether or not an admission fee is charged
             * Whether the facility or organization is commercial or non-profit
             * Whether a federal, state or local agency is involved"(2012).
     
    In order to maintain copyright compliance Lyford CISD pays a movie licensing fee on an annual basis.  To show entertainment videos they must be produced one of the production companies listed below.
     
    Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Ppictures, Hollywood Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Tri-Star Ppictures, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Miramax Films, united Artists, Warner Bros., sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Lionsgate and New Line cinema. 
     
    This license does not cover the showings in which admission is charged.
     
    Attached is a form to get permission to view a film.  You may type into the form and then print. Video Viewing Permission Form