Q. Does the library provide films with public performance rights?


Many films in the streaming database Kanopy do come with Public Performance Rights (PPR) for screenings to authorized users. Authorized users are current Skidmore students, faculty, and staff.

This means that films can be screened in non-classroom settings like department events and club meetings/activities as long as all participants are authorized and the activity/event is not for commercial benefit (no admission costs or profits made).

Films in Kanopy are identified with a PPR in the record if they come with public performance rights.

If you are planning a screening for an audience that includes non-Skidmore visitors, you will need to get specific performance rights for that event. 

Knopy Record with arrow pointing to the PPR logo


  • Last Updated Sep 21, 2021
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  • Answered By Johanna MacKay

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