Outdoor cinema And Copyright

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by stulaine, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. stulaine

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    Dear All.
    My neighbour has cut down trees behind their garage exposing the side wall, painted white, of their garage. It faces on to the green opposite our houses.

    It looks so like an outdoor cinema to me!

    All the neighbours I have approached have been keen to bring out their picnic chairs and enjoy it. How many copyright infringements would we be breaking to show a film (no charge) like that?
     
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    I think, because the movie would be shown on private land you shouldn't. You certainly wouldn't need any kind of licence to show a movie to friends or neighbours inside your home, and AFAIK your back yard / garden is considered to be as much a part of your private property as inside your home.

    Just reread your post - if this would be occuring on the public green in your village, you certainly would be in breach of public performance laws.
     
  3. stulaine

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    Many thanks Yes it is the council land (they cut the grass). So unless I show all trailers and out out Copyright stuff from Archive .com it's off.
     
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    See the FAQ section - http://www.mplcuk.com/

    You may also need an additional 'Event' licence from the local Council.

    Never simple!

    Joe
     

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