AMERICAN HARVEST Documentary
PPR or PUBLIC PERFORMANCE RIGHTS (Rights which allow screenings of DVDs for educational purposes and for Public Library loan out)
Public performance rights (PPR) may be shown in a classroom, screened by a public group that is not charged for viewing or transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or campus.
PPR for Colleges and Universities, K-12, Public Libraries: ALL $45
* shipping included, standard U.S. mail.
with rights to screen when no admission is charged (i.e., libraries, classrooms, clubs, etc.). If your university wants to show the film and charge admission, they need to contact White Hot Films for open showing fees.
** White Hot Films requires institutional purchase orders or pre-order payment by check.
Include American Harvest in your immigration or agriculture curriculums.
The film is also available for rental to non-profits and for profit organizations where no admission is charged:
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are Public Performance Rights?
A: Public Performance Rights are the legal rights held by distributors or producers over the showing of a film outside of one’s home. The rights-holder can grant others the temporary right to show the film by selling them or granting them a Public Performance License.
2. When do I need to obtain a Public Performance License?
A: Anytime a film is shown outside a person’s personal home, the screening is considered “public”. It does not matter if admission is charged or if the entity screening the film is a non-profit organization, school, or library. If the film is being shown outside the home, it is considered “public”.
3. What about the “Teaching Exemption”?
A: The Copyright Act allows films to be screened in face-to-face teaching situations, defined by specific criteria. To be eligible for the teaching exemption, the screening is limited to students who are enrolled in a class in which the film is a part of systematic mediated instructional activities, the instructor is present, and the screening is an integral part of the classroom session.
Playing films for the department, for honors students, or as a “film series” or lecture series does not qualify for the teaching exemption, but requires a Public Performance License.
4. I bought a tape or DVD from the distributor for my school or library. Does it include Public Performance Rights?
A: Most tapes are sold without Public Performance Rights, but some tapes or DVDs are sold with limited Public Performance Rights. They may enable you to play the tape for its lifetime in public screenings on your campus. However, you may not copy the tape or lend the tape to other institutions or organizations, or charge admission for the screenings you hold with that tape. These rules may vary, so check carefully with the distributor when purchasing.
5. How can I obtain a Public Performance License for my screening?
A: Contact White Hot Films at 585-697-7112. We'll be happy to assist you with any of your questions about Public Performance Rights. You can also email whitehotfilms AT aol DOT com
**For more information on U.S. Code Title 17 Chapter One, Section 110 visit the Cornell Law School's website on this U.S. code:
or Masters College Face-to-Face Teaching Exemption and TEACH Act link: