What is Perpetual Licensing?
Perpetual Licensing allows you to purchase video licenses in perpetuity, rather than for a set amount of time.
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. If a price appears next to the words "Perpetual," then the title can be purchased on a perpetual basis.
Note that 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 the supplier. Please check the product page of an individual video to see its exact price. Additionally, perpetual licenses are charged 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 that 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 is 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 all titles that are available for Perpetual Licensing?
Yes! Here you can view the list of all titles on Kanopy that are currently available for Perpetual Licensing.
Alternatively, you can download the most up-to-date list. (Right click and select "save link as" if you're experiencing trouble downloading.)
Perpetual Licenses are subject to our Terms & Conditions.