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Motion Picture Licence for golf clubs

A number of our member clubs have received a letter from the Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC) to say that they may require a licence to show broadcast television programmes and films in public areas, as a result of recent change in the law.

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 13:16

A large number of our member clubs have recently received a letter from the Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC) to say that they may require a licence to show broadcast television programmes and films in public areas, as a result of recent change in the law.

 

We have conducted research and spoken with various authorities, including the MPLC in order to clarify the position on behalf of our members.

 

Who are MPLC?

MPLC are a legitimate organisation who represent the interests of a large number of TV and film producers and distributors around the world. They have no statutory status but they do provide the motion picture licences for the producers and distributors that they represent in order to prevent unauthorized use of their copyright. In a similar way to PRS/PPL not being able to guarantee coverage with their licence to absolutely everyone, MPLC assure us that they represent the majority of TV and film producers and distributors on an exclusive basis.

This article addresses the change in the law and answers the question 'Does my golf club need a motion picture licence'


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