MHLS Group Rate Discount for Movie Licensing USA (MLUSA). MHLS has again secured a group discount with MLUSA according to the terms below for libraries that wish to continue or join the MHLS group buy. Libraries that wish to purchase a new license or renew an existing license from MLUSA through the MHLS group discount should email Library Sustainability Coordinator, Casey Conlin at email@example.com by August 20th. MHLS will invoice your library for the cost of the license based on the rates provided by MLUSA, which are available on the MHLS website.
To screen movies at library programs and other library events in compliance with copyright regulations the library must secure the necessary public performance license. In some cases, more than one license may be required to secure the rights for all the movies and programs the library plans to screen. There are two companies commonly used by MHLS member libraries that provide this type of license, Movie Licensing USA (MLUSA) and Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC), and libraries should be sure that the licenses they’ve purchased secure the rights needed. Of note for libraries with current licenses with MLUSA is an addition to the current licensing agreement which provides rights for outdoor screenings for a number of movies without the purchase of an additional license normally required for public screenings outside the library building.