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
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented and prolonged stress and torment throughout the world, including Hong Kong. Like you, MPLC prays for the health, safety, and well-being of our shared community during these troubled times.
In light of this exceptional situation, MPLC (Hong Kong) shall maintain its 2020 published rates for all new licenses* issued in 2021.
In case of further questions, please reach out to our offices at 35965857 directly.
* Renewal license fees will reflect only a modest cost-of-living-adjustment.
To further enhance the knowledge and understanding of intellectual property (IP) rights among primary and secondary school students, the Intellectual Property Department (IPD) will organise the “Inter-School Online Intellectual Property Quiz Contest 2020 - IP Detective Class” from 28 September 2020 to 15 November 2020. Details of the contest are as follows:
28 September (1:00 pm) - 15 November 2020 (11:59 pm)
Senior Primary (Primary 4 - 6), Junior Secondary (Secondary 1 - 3), and Senior Secondary (Secondary 4 - 5)
Introduction: The contest contains 15 multiple-choice questions. Participants should answer the questions within the shortest period of time and achieve the highest score. Supplementary information including videos and comics about IP are available on the contest website to enhance students’ understanding of the relevant IP issues.
Let’s join the “Inter-School Online Intellectual Property Quiz Contest – IP Detective Class”!View Article
Kudos to our following licensees for respecting creators' rights and complying with Hong Kong's Copyright Ordinance (Cap. 528). We thank you for your continued use and enjoyment of filmed entertainment!