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    Playing Music/CD's to pupils (Audience)

    I was just wondering, i think this discussion has come up before actually, if it is "legal" to play music to an audience in schools. We do this quiet often, Proper CD's not copied or mp3 downloads.

    I know it says on some CD cases not for public broadcast. How can we make this possible?

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    Re: Playing Music/CD's to pupils (Audience)

    Isnt there an exception for Schools - allowing them to play music within the confines of the school - providing they have a legal copy of the CD that is

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    Re: Playing Music/CD's to pupils (Audience)

    No, you can't. Unless you have a public entertainment license.

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    Re: Playing Music/CD's to pupils (Audience)

    Your school should have a few licences from the LEA (we get multiple ones for a lump sum).

    Relevant licences include (taken directly from LEA info:
    Performing Rights Society Licence: Permits the public performance of copyright music within the Society's repertoire. Public performance includes music works performed at concerts, discos, film shows, school fetes and parent/teacher functions, even if there is no charge for admission.

    Phonographic Performance Ltd Licence: The PPL blanket licence authorises schools to play any sound recordings in public, to perform any sound recordings in public and to cause and sound recordings to be heard in public. It also allows schools to broadcast any sound recording and include it in a cable programme or a cable programme service. Sound recordings cover such diverse things as records played at end of term discos and music videos, etc to tunes played on telephone holding systems.
    There's also:
    Copyright Licensing Agency licence - books, journals and periodicals.
    Educational Recording Agency Licence - TV programs on most terrestrial channels.
    Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Ltd Licence - re-recording of musical works, records and tapes for curriculum purposes (now incorporated into the ERA Licence above).

    Check with your bursar and LEA - they should point you in the right direction.

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    Re: Playing Music/CD's to pupils (Audience)

    None of those cover DVD playback though do they?

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    Re: Playing Music/CD's to pupils (Audience)

    For DVD playback you need to get the PVS Licence which allows you to show to pupils the latest blockbusters from most distributors, but you have to get staff to tell you which Vids / DVDs they have shown and the send quarterly feedback to filmbank.

    Details are available via CEFM and FilmBank

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    Re: Playing Music/CD's to pupils (Audience)

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    None of those cover DVD playback though do they?
    nope, but the question was about music/cds :P.

    I'll introduce Media Studies to Filmbank as currently they're a dark grey area that (as nothing is stored on my network) I know about, but don't care.

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    Re: Playing Music/CD's to pupils (Audience)

    The licensing for PVS Licenses breaks down as:

    upto 249 pupils - £75
    upto 749 pupils - £125
    upto 1,249 pupils - £175
    upto 1,999 pupils - £300
    upto 2,999 pupils - £500
    upto 7,999 pupils - £1,250

    ex VAT per year.

    Unfortunately they don't let you copy the video. It has to be on a legitimately purchased VHS tape or DVD. You can't show it via any sort of "video diffusion" system - so no fancy network streaming!

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