Yes, the Library does purchase some DVDs that include Public Performance Rights (PPR). These rights are noted in the Search@UW "Get It" tab (see information in the box "UWSP Library Public Performance Rights for Screening Media Policy").
In addition, some of the Library's streaming videos collections include PPR for films in the subscription, as long as admission is not charged. Swank feature films do NOT include PPR. Those that do include PPR include:
Since the UWSP Library acquires media to support the curriculum, and face-to-face teaching is exempt from Public Performance Rights (PPR), the Library does not typically secure PPR with media purchases. However, some distributors of educational media include PPR in the purchase price. In these cases, the Library will note in the Search@UW "Get It" tab that the item includes public performance rights.
It is the responsibility of the user, not the Library, to investigate the procurement of PPR rights. The Library will provide reasonable assistance to help users identify if the Library’s copy includes PPR or to identify the distributor who may hold the rights to the media.
Example of video owned by library that includes PPR:
What are Public Performance Rights?
Public Performance Rights (PPR) are the legal rights to publicly show a film or video. It is a public performance if any of the following are true:
PPR are not required for:
PPR are required for all screenings of copyrighted media to audiences outside of regular classroom activity. Examples:
* Section 110(1) of the Copyright Law, Title 17, U.S. Code
(http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#110) provides an exemption for certain educational uses of video recordings. Specifically, it allows for "performance or display of a work by instructors or pupils in the course of face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit educational institution, in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction."