How can I show a movie at school and comply with copyright?


At UWCSEA we adhere to the Singapore Copyright Act in all our activities. 
In addition to what is normally allowed for education use, we also purchase an umbrella license from the Motion Picture Licensing Company to allow the showing of certain movies and documentaries. Full guidance on what movies this license allows can be found here. Please check this carefully and note the specific exceptions. At no point is it acceptable to charge for a movie viewing, regardless of how the proceeds are used.
Movies that are allowed under the license can be watched via any legitimate source including a purchased DVD or iTunes account for example. It is not okay to use an illegally obtained torrent or similar source, even if the license covers the movie. Please note that Netflix original content is not covered under the license.
We have a small selection of DVDs available for borrowing from the Primary Library at East. These have links to Commonsense Media reviews.
We also have a service called Kanopy available through the library collection. For information on using Kanopy visit our FAQs.

Kanopy contains some adult content. Please supervise children's reading and viewing at all times
To check individual movie ratings for Singapore please visit IMDA Online

Specific educational guidance and our general copyright policy can be found at the links below.
  • Last Updated Nov 24, 2023
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  • Answered By Barbara Reid

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