The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC), an independent copyright licensing agency, has introduced its Umbrella License for Pediatric Dentists. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)has partnered with the MPLC to offer this license to its members,allowing dentists and orthodontists to show movies and other children’sprogramming in a copyright-compliant manner. Through their agreement,AAPD members can obtain the Umbrella License at a discounted rate.

The license includes performance rights to show movies, popularchildren’s programs, educational documentaries, and other audiovisualcontent for entertainment purposes in patient waiting rooms and examrooms. Members can show movies from more than 425 Hollywood studios,independent, special interest, children-related, and foreign producers.Once they have a license, practice administrators can rent or purchasemovies and play them without any further reporting.