Short answer: Yes! If you are an educational institution, all of your Kanopy collection is available for curricular use. What's more, Public Performance Rights (PPR) films for non-curricular uses, like student organization events and film club nights, are easy to discover in our search filters and on the video page.
To find a PPR-enabled film for non-curricular purposes:
- Use our search tool.
- In the search results, filter using the last filter on the left: "Public Performance Rights."
- Choose "PPR Available" (see below).
To confirm if a video is OK'd for non-curricular use:
- Go to the video page.
- Look for the PPR Icon below the description (see below).
Above left: When searching for a film, select the PPR filter at the bottom of the filters column in search results. Above right: To confirm if a video is available for non-curricular PPR, look for the PPR indicator below the video page description.
Kanopy videos can be watched by any and all authorized viewers, whether in a group or individual viewing context. Viewing films in a group forum is permitted for all films for classroom viewings, and most films for non-classroom group settings as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (i.e. no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening). Please contact us direct and we will confirm if the film is available for a showing to a group forum.
Virtual screenings would require viewers to log in individually so that their library memberships are verified.
As with all streaming solutions, if you are considering showing a Kanopy video to a large audience, you will need to ensure you have a sufficient internet connection at the location of the group showing. We recommend considering a DVD purchase for high profile group screenings. Kanopy does not sell DVDs but we can direct you to the rights owner to purchase the DVD.