It seems as likely as not that other anime companies may follow suit, which will make our license even more necessary. But, for the sake of small libraries and groups who can't afford the license, I hope they carry on with the free permissions. (On the other hand, it would save me from the effort of sending out all those requests before each anime event.)
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Our new anime license!
It seems I posted at just the wrong time last May, when I mentioned that anime companies allow free screenings to clubs and libraries. Funimation, apparently since January, no longer allows free screenings. However, they do sell a licensing permit through Movie Licensing USA, the same company we get our movie screening license from. It does cost extra, but we now also have an Anime license, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, which allows us to show any Funimation products whenever we like, without requesting prior permission.