Purchase Options

FORMATS

DER films are available on DVD, Digital Site License (DSL) and on a variety of streaming platforms for institutional and home audiences. For available formats of a particular title, please review the film page.

About Digital Site Licenses

By purchasing a Digital Site License, academic institutions receive a digital file for storage on their own or on third-party servers, for streaming to authorized users in their community.  The terms of Digital Site Licenses may be for one or more years. We now offer Life of File.  Purchases of a Digital Site License agree to the following terms:

Authorized Users: All current staff, faculty and employees of the university, whether part-time or full-time, and students who are currently registered who are permitted to access the Secure Network from within the Campus or from such other places where Authorized Users work or study and who have been issued by the Licensee with a password or other authentication. The Film(s) may not be shared via inter-library loan or other services with other colleges or campuses or any other party.

Life of File: If the Term is Life of File, the right and license granted to Licensee hereunder is limited to the life of the file delivered to Licensee upon execution and payment of the Fee. This is not an in perpetuity license and Licensee is not eligible for replacement files or upgrades of any sort.

Secure Network:  Either a standalone network or a virtual network that is only accessible to Authorized Users approved by the Licensee and which is authenticated at the time of log-in and consistent with current best practice, and whose conduct is subject to regulation by the Licensee.


PRICING

Our prices are determined by the audience and organizational type. The main licensing categories are detailed below. If you’re not sure which category best fits you or your organization, please call (617) 926-0491 or email orders@der.org – we’re happy to help.


Institutional Sales

Films purchased at the Institutional sale price may be used by a college, university, or large independent library or academic organization in the following contexts/situations:

  • In an academic/classroom setting
  • As part of an educational institution’s library catalog, and may be kept in the institution’s library and loaned out to patrons of said library an unlimited number of times

Non-Profit Sales

Films purchased at the Non-Profit sale price may be used by a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, a community college, a tribal college, or a public library in the following contexts/situations:

  • As part of a specified number of private screenings for which no admission (including “suggested donations”) may be charged
  • As part of a small organization’s library collection for use solely by its patrons or members, not to be loaned out to the public at large

Not-for-profit organizations should be prepared to present documentation of their non-profit status. Please note that community colleges, junior colleges, tribal colleges, and adult continuing education programs are the only types of academic institutions that qualify for DER’s non-profit pricing.

For non-profit purchasing, please contact orders@der.org.


K-12 Sales

Films purchased at the K-12 sale price may be used in the following contexts/situations:

  • In an academic/classroom setting
  • As part of an educational institution’s library catalog, and may be kept in the institution’s library and loaned out to patrons of said library an unlimited number of times

For K-12 purchasing, please contact orders@der.org.


Home Use Sales

Films purchased at the Home Use sale price may be used by an individual in the following contexts/situations:

  • In a private home or office setting, not in the context of a group or organizational meeting

Academic faculty may purchase films at the Home Use sale price only if the film is used in a private setting for casual viewing or for individual, academic research.

For Home Use purchasing, please contact orders@der.org.


USE IN PRINT PUBLICATIONS, WEBSITES, and FILMS

All requests for film use in teaching or published research materials must be pre-approved by Documentary Educational Resources. For inquiries about DER materials licensing, please contact orders@der.org.