Guidance Regarding Motion Picture Licensing
Motion Picture Licensing
When a motion picture (including videos, DVDs, downloads from the internet etc.) is shown in a school a motion picture licence may be required.
For example if the school shows motion pictures for entertainment purposes it will be necessary to obtain a public performance licence from the Motion Picture Licensing Company (www.mplc.ie) who operate a licensing scheme certified under the Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000. If a school is simply showing educational and/or instructional material then educational establishments are exempt and no licence is required.