What is Perpetual Licensing?
Starting on September 1, 2020, Perpetual Licensing will allow you to purchase video licenses in perpetuity.
How can I tell if a title is eligible for Perpetual Licensing?
You will be able to see on the product page of a video if a title is available for Perpetual Licensing. Select Buy Now on the page to view the licensing options.
Note: only single titles will be available for Perpetual Licensing. Collections and playlists are not eligible.
What is the price for a Perpetual License?
The price will vary by title based on supplier. Please check the product page of a video to see the exact price on an individual title. There will be an additional hosting fee, which has been reduced to 5% of the purchase price, capped at $2,500 per year. For example, for a $500 title the hosting fee will be $25 charged annually.
Note: Hosting fees for all perpetual license titles will be $0 until December 31, 2021.
How can I purchase a Perpetual License for my library?
Purchasing a perpetual license will be very similar to purchasing any other title on Kanopy. Log into your administrator account, find the title you are interested in, click “Buy now”, and select the perpetual license option. Please note that not all titles will be eligible for Perpetual Licensing.
Can I view a list of titles that are available for Perpetual Licensing?
Yes! The list of titles currently available for Perpetual Licensing can be accessed here: