What are Public Performance Rights (PPR) and when are they required for Library Reserves?

Public Performance Rights (PPR) are the legal rights to publicly show a media. It is considered a public performance if any of the following are true:

  • The screening is open to the public
  • The screening is in a public space (dorm lounge, library, auditorium, etc.)
  • Access is not restricted 
  • Persons attending are outside normal constituency (visitors to campus)

PPR are required for all screenings of copyrighted media to audiences outside of regular curriculum.


  • Student club events
  • Extracurricular sponsored events such as general lectures
  • Film series to which the public are invited

PPR are not required for:

Answered by: Kelly Ann Sam | Last updated on: Aug 10, 2020 | Views: Views: 0

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