Non-Theatrical / Educational Glossary

For more information about Tugg’s license types and rights, please visit our Non-Theatrical Licensee Agreement.

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Types of Rights:

Non-Theatrical: The distribution of films for public screening to a gathered audience outside of traditional movie theaters.

Educational: A sub-set of Non-Theatrical that specifically refers to a film being shown in an educational setting (in a classroom or on a school campus). Some distributors will handle only a film’s educational rights.

Public Performance Rights (PPR): The legal rights to show a film or video (media) in public. Even if a film is available for home video purchase, you’ll still need the PPR to screen it publicly.

  • Required for:
    • All screenings of copyrighted media to audiences outside of regular curriculum. Examples: Student club events, library purchases, and extracurricular events such as general lectures, film series, etc.
  • Not required for:
    • Home viewing for fewer than 20 people
    • Screening media in the context of face-to-face teaching in the service of regular curricula (See: Title 17 of the United States Code, Chapter 1, Section 110).

Types of Screenings:

Single Screening Rental: A license that provides the rights to screen a film once in either commercial (paid audience) or non-commercial environments, as well as promote the screening outside of the venue itself.

License Purchase w/ PPR: A license that provides the rights to screen the film for the life of the media to the public, as long as no admission is charged.