Why doesn't the Film & Video Collection have The Irishman, The 13th, Transparent, or other films and series found on consumer streaming media databases?


Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and other consumer streaming media services play an ever-increasing role in producing media content.  Unfortunately, they do not always provide access to this content outside of their platform either via DVD or stream available for purchase or licensing to libraries.  These services do not have an institutional subscription model. 

Netflix does, however, grant rights for educational screenings for some of these titles.  You may wish to search their Only On Netflix database ("All Alphabetical" title list) to see if the film you are interested in teaching appears with a grant of permission for educational screenings.  If it does, instructors who have their own personal Netflix subscription may show this title to a class and not be infringing on the service's usage terms.  An alternative way to search for Netflix titles eligible for educational screenings is to run the following search in Google: 

site:https://media.netflix.com/en/only-on-netflix "educational screening"

If you are looking for copyright-compliant streaming media, please note that you can find Library-licensed eVideos via DELCAT Discovery, or by exploring licensed databases individually.

Answered by: Meghann Matwichuk
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2020 Views: 202

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