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What happens if I show movies or TV programmes publicly and don’t get an MPLC Public Performance licence?

Unfortunately, it is a legal requirement to have a licence and if you show a movie or TV programmes publicly without one then you are breaking the law Copyright & Related Rights Act (2000). This can result in a fine for each instance, programme or movie that is shown. You could also be liable for court costs and legal fees,

It’s not worth risking these charges when a licence costs is very affordable.

MPLC Public Performance Licences are easy to buy and can be put in place immediately. They are the legal way to show movies and TV programmes in a public or commercial space.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact MPLC at +353 (0) 65 68 20368 send us an email to

Contact us now to ask questions, find out how much a licence will cost or to get licensed today.