1. Copyright for showing films and TV programmes
If your business shows or provides films to guests through a DVD or steaming service, then you will need a copyright licence. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the showing of TV programmes and film in public places requires a licence.
It's your responsibility to ensure the correct licence is in place. You'll need to cover television programmes and / or film use on your premises or to guarantee that such content is not displayed.
How do I get a licence?
There are two main film licensing companies who collect copyright royalties. They do so on behalf of different film studios in different circumstances: