Public Performance Rights
DVDs published and sold by Janson Media are strictly licensed for home-use only (as stated on the packaging of the DVD), unless the customer buys a Public Performance License for the DVD.
Public Performance Rights allow the customer (be it a college or university, a public library, non-profit or community group) to exhibit the program on the DVD to an audience in a public setting.
Home Use Only refers specifically to personal use or with friends or family in the home. A Public Performance, on the other hand, is any performance which occurs outside of the home, or at any place where people are gathered who are not family members, such as in a school, library, business or group meeting. The only time DVDs licensed for Home Use Only may legally be used for a “public performance,” is a use permitted under the “face-to-face” exemption (Section 110 (1)) of the U.S. Copyright Law (typically, teachers using a DVD in a classroom setting). In all other cases, Public Performance Rights must be licensed.
We license Public Performance Rights for a flat rate of $250 for the life of the DVD or digital file, no matter the length of the program. A Public Performance License document is included with our invoice in such cases. The license is activated upon acceptance and payment of the invoice.
Our Public Performance License can be downloaded here.