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How do I obtain public performance rights for a show?

Usage of our videos in a public performance type of setting is dependent upon whether the shows one purchases come with AV (limited public performance) rights.

Many of our shows that are available for purchase at come with AV rights, which include the limited license to exhibit the show as long as no admission fee is charged, and the viewing is in accordance with the following guidelines: 

  1. In-Room Use. Customer has the right to exhibit the Shows to an unlimited number of viewers where all viewers, monitor(s), and playback units are in the same room ("in-room use"). Such exhibition shall be in accordance with the Arrangement indicated on the Invoice and during the period applicable thereto. Customer acknowledges that the Shows may not be duplicated, broadcast, transmitted by cable, transmitted on any open circuit system, or otherwise transmitted in digital or analog form, unless otherwise specified herein or agreed to by PBS in writing. 
  2. Limited Instructional Television Fixed Service ("Limited ITFS") and Closed-Circuit Television ("CCTV"). Unless otherwise specified the AV Program price includes the right to transmit or exhibit the Shows over ITFS and CCTV limited to transmission within a building, single campus, or cluster of buildings, where those rights are available. 
  3. Digital/Wide Access Network. Shows MAY NOT be distributed through any wide access network (i.e., open cable, broadcast, LAN, Web, etc.), digitized, and/or placed on a digital server. 

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