Motion pictures and other audiovisual programmes have long been a great way to entertain and educate. But what you might not be aware of is unless you’re viewing them for personal, private use, legal authorisation is needed to avoid copyright infringement.

Many organisations unknowingly expose themselves to penalties when they play audiovisual programmes, whether movies, TV programs, or any entertainment video, for seemingly innocent purposes. Now with an Umbrella Licence® from the MPLC, you can show audiovisual programmes without violating the Singapore Copyright Act.

The Umbrella License grants organisations permission to show legally obtained audiovisual programs without the need to report titles, dates or times of exhibition.


Now more than ever, corporations and trainers are discovering that visual media enhances corporate environments and training programs. Movies educate, illustrate, motivate, entertain, and very often inspire. Whether movies are used for diversity training or as a motivational tool for your sales team, the use of motion pictures during training and other programs is proven to increase the retention of information among participants. However, use of motion picture in training is illegal without the necessary licenses. The MPLC Umbrella License allows you to utilize these valuable sales and training tools while ensuring copyright compliance for all employees.

Learn how the need for a license impacts Human Resource, Training & Development or Staff Welfare programmes and how you can obtain the necessary copyright coverage for you organisations:


The Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC) is the worldwide leader in motion picture copyright compliance, supporting legal access across five continents and more than 30 countries. We represent over 800 producers and distributors from major Hollywood studios to independent and foreign producers. 

The MPLC was started over 30 years ago by motion picture studio executives and copyright experts. Their goal was to develop a process to help the public leverage the work of the creative community without infringing on copyright. The MPLC has unequalled access to Hollywood studios, as well as independent film makers, and have skillfully negotiated preferred rates for corporate and organisational use. 

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive copyright compliance solution for motion pictures and other audiovisual programs that is simple and affordable. The MPLC works closely with a variety of institutions, associations, and antipiracy groups to educate and promote the intellectual property rights of the creative community and to ensure copyright compliance. The MPLC licenses over 500,000 locations worldwide, including, but not limited to: multinational companies, child care programs, non-profit organisations, federal, state and local government, private clubs, healthcare facilities, waiting rooms, campgrounds, and libraries. 

Let us help you enjoy legal peace of mind.



Professional: More than 30 years of experience collaborating with business, government, and non-profit communities to deliver the most comprehensive motion picture copyright compliance solution available 
Leading Experts: An unmatched core competency in motion picture copyright compliance to help our clients navigate the complex and confusing copyright landscape 
Passionate: Driven by a desire to make a positive impact by encouraging company responsibility programs that leverage the works of the creative community to benefit business purposes 
Advocates of Ethics: Focused on championing motion picture copyright compliance standards in all organizations and providing the necessary resources and guidance for organizations that share these principles.


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