Hamilton-Williams Campus Center #143
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Public performances of movies can occur on campus, however, the rights to the movie/show must be purchased in order to show it to a public group. If you own a movie, it is not okay to show it to a large group because that movie was purchased for personal viewing. This information will help you avoid putting OWU at risk of legal matters.
Copyright law states neither the rental or purchase of a video cassette or DVD carries with it the rights to exhibit such a movie outside the home, unless the site where the video is used is properly licensed for copyright complaint exhibition. Only the movie studio who owns the copyright and their agents are the only two parties are authorized to license sites such as colleges or universities.
“A place open to the public or any place where a substantial number of persons outside of a normal circle of a family or its social acquaintances are gathered.”
Know the details of you're showing: Licenses for viewing are specific to a time frame. Contact the AV department about the showing of your movie: