Whenever films or cable programmes on DVD/Blu-ray, downloads, streaming, pay TV and video or on demand are being viewed outside a private home it is considered a 'public performance' and legal authorization is needed to avoid copyright infringement.
MPLC licenses these public exhibitions - the right for an audience to view all audiovisual content in a public location, such as retailers, waiting rooms, reception areas, bars & restaurants, activity centres, schools, children's nurseries, care homes etc.
In order to make it easy to comply with the Copyright Ordinance, MPLC is offering an annual 'MPLC Umbrella License' which allows unlimited showings of all works from MPLC's rightsholders without the need of reporting titles, dates or times of performances.
Learn more about our MPLC Umbrella License
Upon invitation from the Intellectual Property Rights Department (IPD), MPLC HK is proud to have been selected as a supporting organization for the IPD's 2018 online Inter-School Intellectual Property Contest. Hosted for the purpose of strengthening the understanding of IP Rights among primary and secondary school students, the contest runs from 15 October through 14 November with further details available here.
The Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC), the world’s largest provider of non-theatrical exhibition services for film and television producers, announced plans to expand its global operations through the establishment of an Asia-Pacific regional hub office in Hong Kong and at least eight new operating entities over the next four years. Industry veteran Frank Rittman has been appointed as MPLC’s Managing Director for the region based in Hong Kong, reporting to MPLC Vice Chairman Mike Weatherley.
Movies are a great way to keep my customers entertained if they arrive early for their bookings, or if they have time to themselves afterwards. MPLC's Umbrella License provides a convenient and cost-effective way for me to do that, and gives me the added comfort of knowing that I'm not infringing anyone's copyright.