Any copyrighted film (VHS, DVD, etc.) in any university facilities, other than a private residence hall room, cannot be shown unless a license to show the film is obtained or special permission from the owner of the copyright is received. This requirement is mandatory regardless whether or not an admittance fee is charged.
Licensing can be obtained from Swank Motion Pictures at 1-800-876-3344. Currently licenses range from $300-$1000 per title. At least two weeks notice should be given to obtain a license.
A copy of the license or permission letter must be received prior to the scheduled event and submitted to the appropriate scheduling office.
The only exception to this requirement is if a member of the faculty is using the film in the context of classroom instruction.