Recently, a number of AAO members have received a letter from the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) regarding the alleged improper showing of movies in waiting rooms or other areas of the members’ orthodontic offices. The letter that has been received is strongly worded suggesting doctors should enter into a licensing agreement in order to avoid paying penalties in the future for violations.
The AAO offers a sampling of frequently asked questions regarding the MPLC and the display of movies in orthodontic offices. Also, the Bentson Clark reSource discussed copyright compliance a few months ago before this issue was brought to the orthodontic mainstream. Contact Bentson Clark & Copple to request a copy of an article regarding copyright laws and infringement written by Daniel Sroka, the attorney that drafts the majority of Bentson Clark & Copple’s legal documents.