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Videos: Copyright info for Videos

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Legally showing films and television shows is either achieved through fair use as defined by the U.S. Copyright Act or purchasing public performance rights from the copyright owner. Another option is  showing content that is in the public domain and has the appropriate Creative Commons license.

Copyright & Fair Use Resources

Public Domain Films

Public Performance Rights: DVDs

Thigpen Library does not purchase Public Performance Rights (PPR) for DVDs.

DVDs from Thigpen Library cannot be used for public screenings or shown to groups outside of a scheduled class. Vol State Libraries will not be held liable for misuse of a DVD from its collection.


Thigpen Library does not have PPR for The Color of Fear but the DVD can be used for a diversity program.

Public Performance Rights: Streaming Videos

Public Performance Rights (PPR) are included with streaming videos in these library databases. Only streaming videos from these subscription databases can be shown to groups outside of a scheduled class.

Admission fees or other charges are NOT allowed

Restricted PPR