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Is the MPLC license genuine?

Yes it is. We have been working with and representing the major copyright holders including major Hollywood studios and local producers for over 35 years. We have contracts with them, and you can read testimonials from them here. You can also read bios of some of the team who work

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Is MPLC a legitimate organization?

We understand that if you have not heard of MPLC before, you will want to be sure we are a legitimate organization. We have been working with and representing the major copyright holders including major Hollywood studios and local producers for over 35 years. We have contracts with them, and

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What is an Umbrella License?

The term “Umbrella License” is another, older name for the MPLC Public Performance License. We changed the name in 2023 to make things simpler to understand. There is only one license and there is no difference between an Umbrella License and an MPLC Public Performance License. You may see both

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How much does an MPLC Public Performance License cost?

The MPLC Public Performance License is a simple, affordable annual fee. You don’t need to tell us which movies you are showing or watching. There is no ongoing reporting or admin paperwork. The cost of a license depends on: MPLC Public Performance Licenses are affordable, easy to buy, and can

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How long does an MPLC license last for?

An MPLC Public Performance License allows you to show all the licensed movies and TV content you want in your business or commercial setting for a period of one year. You don’t need to tell us which movies or TV shows you plan to show. Towards the end of the

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Can I use DVD’s and Blu-ray videos in public spaces?

Yes, you can, but to do this legally you likely need to buy an MPLC Public Performance License which collects a small amount of money from you to pay to the content producers and Hollywood studios that made the contents of the DVD or Blu-ray that you are showing. DVD’s

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Do charities and non-profit organizations need an MPLC license?

Yes, copyright law applies to all organizations and businesses, including not-for-profit organizations, members clubs, public sector organizations, and charities. So, when you are showing movies and TV publicly, either to a group of the general public or a closed group of members or supporters, then you still do need a

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