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COPYRIGHT: Films for Entertainment

The guide provides information to faculty and students on Canadian copyright and how it pertains to instruction and learning at the College.

Films for Entertainment

VCC has an Entertainment Rights License which allows for the displaying of films for entertainment purposes, i.e., outside of the classroom. This license covers student movie nights, staff training, etc.

In order for the license to apply, the studio/producer representing the film must be listed on one of the following lists:

Audio Cine Films Partner Studios 

Criterion Films Studios and Producers

If the studio/producer is not listed, the film may not be used for entertainment purposes.


Guidelines for use:

  • films may be shown anywhere on campus
  • films may be shown by students, administrators, staff, or faculty
  • the audience may include students, administrators, staff, and faculty, and may include some members of the public

Limitations on use:

  • there must be no cost or cover charge - donations are fine for charity fund-raisers
  • only covers films that have been released for purchase or rental
  • primary audience must be from the VCC community
  • **see further restrictions in FAQ below


For more information on the license, visit the BC ELN - Feature Film Public Performance Rights FAQ


Coordinator, Copyright & Scholarly Communications

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Virginia Adams
Broadway Library, room #3077
(located in the Quiet Study area)

Student consultations
by appointment
604.871.7000 ext. 7343

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