The Umbrella License® for Dentists

Whether in a reception area or a treatment room, movies and other audio visual programs are commonplace in dental practices across the country. With no commercials and an ability to control the content, motion pictures are a simple and affordable way to enhance the patient experience. Often times, the sight of a beloved character or program is enough to put apprehensive patients of all ages at ease.

Copyrighted motion pictures and other audiovisual programs that are available for rental or purchase in any legal format, such as DVDs and other digital formats, whether streamed or downloaded, are intended for personal, private use only.

To ensure compliance, MPLC grants the Umbrella License, which provides copyright infringement liability protection to over 500,000 locations worldwide and represents over 1,000 motion picture studios and other producers.

Just complete the online application or contact an MPLC Licensing Representative to secure an affordable annual license for unlimited exhibitions.

For more information, visit our FAQ page or click apply now!

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Why you need a license

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Comprehensive Copyright Compliance

The Umbrella License from MPLC grants organizations permission to show legally obtained audiovisual programs without the need to report titles, dates or times of exhibition. Motion picture studios and producers represented under the Umbrella License vary according to the intended use and facility type.

Civil penalties for unauthorized exhibitions start at $750 for each inadvertent infringement and go as high as $150,000 for each egregious violation. By comparison, an annual Umbrella License is a fraction of the cost and ensures copyright compliance for the entire school.

For a complete list of motion picture studios and producers included in your Umbrella License for Schools and how to determine coverage, visit our coverage page.

Showing Movies

Copyrighted motion pictures and other audiovisual programs that are available for rental or purchase in any legal format, such as DVDs and other digital formats, whether streamed or downloaded, are intended for personal, private use only. Viewings in facilities, such as a dental or medical office, require a license.

MPLC is an independent copyright licensing service exclusively authorized by motion picture studios to grant the Umbrella License. The license allows unlimited showings of all MPLC authorized motion picture titles within licensed facilities. The Umbrella License provides the most diverse programming available from over 1,000 producers, ranging from major Hollywood and independent studios, to family friendly and foreign producers.