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TERMS OF USE / LICENSES / FAQs

Cinedu offers several licensing options to suit your educational needs. Our standard institutional licensing packages are designed to provide colleges, universities and qualified nonprofits with the best value for multiple uses, and our one-time community screening licenses allow any non-profit organization to exhibit high-quality films for a reasonable fee. Please note that all licensing carries restrictions on audience numbers and/or geographic range.

STANDARD INSTITUTIONAL LICENSING

CLASSROOM RIGHTS ($149) allow unlimited use in face-to-face classroom situations for the life of the media, restricted to a single campus or location. Please note that this license doesn't include public screenings or digital transmission of any kind.

PUBLIC PERFORMANCE RIGHTS (PPR - $349) allow educational and nonprofit groups to exhibit our films to groups of 100 or fewer individuals where admission is not charged. The term of the Public Performance license is for the life of the DVD. However, if you intend to charge admission, expect an audience over 100, or publicly advertise the screening, then we ask that you contact us regarding an exhibition fee. Films purchased without Public Performance Rights are restricted for individual viewing or face-to-face teaching in the classroom only. Restricted to use on a single campus or usual place of presentation.

DIGITAL SITE LICENSES (DSL - $499*) allow educational and nonprofit groups to locally host and stream to their community on a closed, password-protected system for the life of the digital file. Restricted to use on a single campus and to those enrolled in online classes at that campus.

DIGITAL SITE LICENSES WITH PPR ($699*) allow educational and nonprofit groups to both exhibit the film to groups of 100 or fewer individuals where admission is not charged, and host and stream to their community on a closed, password-protected system for the life of the digital file.  

*Prices may vary on select titles due to the duration of the movie or other factors.

OTHER LICENSING

REMOTELY HOSTED STREAMING for a limited term, is available on a number of existing platforms, including Cinedu.

CUSTOM SCREENING LICENSES (price varies) provide any group with a one-time screening, with fees based on the number expected to attend (or size of venue) and whether you plan to charge admission. Groups of screenings can also be licensed, with geographic limitations, which include a volume discount.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. What are the benefits of a Digital Site License?
A. Hosted on your password-protected system, a DSL allows unlimited streaming for the life of the file. Films can be viewed from multiple locations simultaneously, increasing the number of individuals who can them. Studies show that today's students expect streaming and that use of media is often increased by this capability. All digital site licenses include a copy of the Blu-ray or DVD.

Q. Are Digital Site Licenses available for all Cinedu films?
A. Almost all films in our library are available Digital Site Licenses - if you have questions about any titles, please contact us at info@cinedu.com.

Q. Are universities or libraries responsible for uploading the film onto a locally hosted server themselves or does Cinedu upload the files?
A. The purchaser receives a DVD, and the right to encode the film for their own system. Upon request, Cinedu will provide a download link to the encoded file at no additional charge. Cinedu will encode from the best available media (often ProRes as opposed to DVD), to provide a higher-resolution file for a better viewing experience.

Q. How long does a Digital Site License last?
A. All Digital Site Licenses we offer are available for the life of the digital file. 

Q. How do I purchase from Cinedu?
A. Standard institutional licenses can be obtained directly from our site by bonafide institutions. If you want to book a film for a community screening, contact us at info@cinedu.com with the title of the film, date you wish to hold a screening, the expected number of attendees, and whether you plan to charge admission.

Q. Do you offer closed captioning?
A. Yes. If you require closed caps on a title purchased previously, please contact us – we’re in the process of captioning all titles.