Copyrighted motion pictures and other audiovisual programs that are available for rental or purchase in any legal format, such as DVDs and other digital formats, whether streamed or downloaded, are intended for personal, private use only.
Showing movies in communal areas of a senior living or health care community, such as within a lounge, theater, or living room, requires a public performance license. In addition, programming movies on a dedicated closed circuit television system channel, requires a public performance license.
Civil penalties for unauthorized exhibitions start at $750 for each inadvertent infringement and go as high as $150,000 for each egregious violation. By comparison, an annual Umbrella License is a fraction of the cost and ensures copyright compliance for the entire campus.
Senior Living and Health Care Community Pricing
In October 2016, MPLC partnered with all leading senior living and health care industry associations including LeadingAge, American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), Argentum, American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), and the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP) to better educate members on the need for copyright compliance when motion pictures and other audiovisual programs are shown in senior living and health care communities and provide cost savings on the Umbrella License®.
Economies of scale savings may be available when multiple communities are licensed. Please contact an MPLC Licensing Representative at (800) 462-8855 or via web to discuss group pricing.