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Copyright and Fair Use Guide

Streaming Video through SHSU Library

SHSU's Newton Gresham Library subscribes to the Kanopy streaming film database. Many films in Kanopy are already accompanied by public performance rights that can be leveraged by organizations on the SHSU campus.

After clicking a film to view it's details, look for a "PPR" icon beside the film's running time (as illustrated below).

Details page for a film in Kanopy; beside the film's year of release and running time, the capital letters PPR appear in a square diagonally from top-left to bottom-right, indicating that the film has Public Performance Rights included

Other library film databases might support use in certain circumstances; ask the library to verify if you are not sure whether a specific film or database supports your intended use.

Swank Digital Campus

Request Library Assistance

If you are seeking permissions for a specific film and have been unable to find it in the library's streaming video databases or through Swank, you may contact the Copyright Librarian for assistance in seeking permission via other avenues.

Copyright Librarian

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