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I want to screen a PBS program at a public event. Can I do that?

Usage of our videos in a public performance type of setting is dependent upon whether the programs one purchases come with AV (limited public performance) rights.

Many of our programs that are available for purchase at http://teacher.shop.pbs.org/ come with AV rights, which include the limited license to exhibit the program as long as no admission fee is charged, and the viewing is in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. In-Room Use. Customer has the right to exhibit the Programs to an unlimited number of viewers where all viewers, monitor(s), and playback units are in the same room ("in-room use"). Such exhibition shall be in accordance with the Arrangement indicated on the Invoice and during the period applicable thereto. Customer acknowledges that the Programs may not be duplicated, broadcast, transmitted by cable, transmitted on any open circuit system, or otherwise transmitted in digital or analog form.
  2. Limited Instructional Television Fixed Service ("Limited ITFS") and Closed-Circuit Television ("CCTV"). Unless otherwise specified the AV Program price includes the right to transmit or exhibit the Programs over ITFS and CCTV limited to transmission within a building, single campus, or cluster of buildings, where those rights are available.
  3. Digital/Wide Access Network. Programs MAY NOT be distributed through any wide access network (i.e., open cable, broadcast, LAN, Web, etc.), digitized, and/or placed on a digital server.

For more information, please visit the PBS Shop for Teachers Web site at PBS Educational Media Helpdesk.