Guidance Regarding MPLC
We have received queries from members relating to MPLC and the requirement of schools to have a licence in place.
Our advice is that if a school shows motion pictures (which includes videos, DVDs , downloads from the internet etc) 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.
However, if a school is showing educational and/or instructional material only, then educational establishments are exempt and no licence is required.
If you have any queries in relation to this matter, please ring us at 01-6292462.