Answered By: Brooke Gross
Last Updated: May 20, 2020     Views: 0

Not without public performance rights (PPR). Films and TV programs shown outside of a scheduled class will need a public performance license, even if no admission is charged and the audience consists of UTK students. The cost for public performance rights varies by film and is dependent on the audience (whether open to the general public or just UTK students, faculty, and staff), anticipated number of attendees, whether or not admission is charged, if the event is one-time or involves multiple showings over a period of time, etc.

Exceptions:

  • If what you wish to screen is in the public domain, you should be able to show it to the public.
  • If what you wish to screen is licensed under Creative Commons or a similar license, you should be able to show it to the public. There are several types of Creative Common license and the specific license dictates where and for what purpose you can show the content.

Please refer to the Creative Commons website for up to date licensing and usage guidance.