Public Performance (from www.mpaa.org)

Unauthorized public performances refer to any showing of a movie without first obtaining the required permission from the copyright owner. This includes public performances where an admission is charged as well as those that are simply offered as an additional service of the establishment. “The Congress shall have power…to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings or discoveries…” Article I, Section 8, The United States Constitution