Movie Licensing for Let the child be the guide

Let the child be the guide is now available in any language for rentals and sales to any individual, organization, library, school, or company who may be interested in using the film to help the public to know and understand what Montessori pedagogy is.

The concept of “public performance” is central to copyright and clearly defined by the law. For films, this means that anytime a movie is shown outside of someone’s home, it must be properly licensed.

What exactly is a public screening ?

A public screening is an exhibition of a movie that is shown outside of someone’s home.

What is an educational license ?

The acquisition of an educational license allows the purchaser the right to screen this film with staff or children at a single location inside the school as many times as they like for perpetuity. If you plan on showing the film at more than one facility, you will need to contact us to discuss, and you may be required to purchase an additional educational license. Most likely we’ll be able to offer you a discount.

Why should I obey copyright law ?

Violating copyright law through unauthorized use of a movie:

Prevents those who worked hard on a film from receiving their just compensation. Remember: Maria Montessori taught us to deeply respect everyone’s work.
Essentially steals motivation to create from authors and movie producers.

A public performance license ensures money will be paid to the entire cast and crew who worked on a film from start to finish. If these men and women do not receive this hard-earned revenue through sources like licensing fees, they may no longer invest their time, research and development costs to create new movies.

EDUCATIONAL LICENSE

The institution must be an accredited, profit or nonprofit educational institution.

The internal use allows current students, faculty, members or staff to:

  • View Let the child be the guide “face-to-face,” in a classroom. A teacher or instructor is present, engaged in face-to-face teaching activities.
  • View Let the child be the guide in a noncommercial fashion, for the purposes of research and education.
  • Access Let the child be the guide from your library
  • For the length of the license period

This license covers classroom/student/staff use, but does not cover public screenings even for parents. This license does not allow you to charge admission, or sublicense, digitize or duplicate the film.

PUBLIC SCREENING LICENSE

Public Screening license means that you may:

  • Host a one-time showing of the film to a public audience of any size.
  • Charge admission, accept donations and advertise your screening. 

Any screening event that is open to the public requires a Public Screening license.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED A LICENSE IF I’M SHOWING THE MOVIE FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, FOR EXAMPLE AS PART OF A Q&A?

  • Yes! You need a license unless you meet all the educational exemption requirements noted.

DO WE NEED A LICENSE EVEN IF WE DON’T CHARGE ADMISSION?

  • Yes! A license is required for all public performances regardless of whether admission is charged.

WHAT IF A DVD SUPPLIER, STREAMING SUPPLIER OR EQUIPMENT PROVIDER SAYS IT IS OKAY TO EXHIBIT RENTED OR PURCHASED MOVIES?

  • These suppliers rent and sell movies for “Home Use Only” and cannot provide legal permission for use outside the home. You can only obtain licensing directly from us, the licensor (ie Dans le sens de la vie), not from a third party.

WHO BEARS THE RESPONSIBILITY IF A FILM IS SHOWN WITHOUT A LICENSE?

  • The management of the venue or premises where the movie is shown bears the ultimate responsibility and consequences of copyright infringement. However, anyone involved with the public performance of copyrighted material could be implicated.

I OWN THE MOVIE. DO I STILL NEED A LICENSE TO SHOW IT OUTSIDE MY HOME?

  • Yes! The rental, purchase, lending or download of a movie does not provide the right to exhibit it publicly outside the home, unless the screening is properly licensed. This includes streaming.

I WANT TO SHOW A MOVIE THAT’S BEEN OUT ON DVD FOR MANY YEARS.
DO I STILL NEED A LICENSE?

  • Yes! Copyright pertains to all movies regardless of the year it was produced.

IF I PURCHASED A LICENSE TO SHOW A MOVIE, CAN I SHOW THAT MOVIE WHENEVER I WANT?

  • No. Licenses are for a specific, designated time frame mutually agreed upon by the licensee and Dans le sens de la vie.

A SMALL GROUP IS HAVING AN INFORMAL GATHERING IN OUR FACILITY.
DO WE STILL NEED A LICENSE?

  • Yes! A license needs to be obtained regardless of the number of people attending the screening if the movie is being shown outside the home.