[icecast] Re: mp3pro and the mp3 streaming license]
pozar at lns.com
Sat Jun 9 16:11:59 PDT 2001
On Sat, Jun 09, 2001 at 04:30:33PM -0600, Jack Moffitt wrote:
> > performances. That's ~125,000 performances a year, which equates to about
> > $180,000.
> > Significantly higher than the Frauhofer license, unless you generate
> > $9Mil/yr or more in revenue from your stream.
> The rates are in arbitration, and I doubt they will come out anywhere
> near that amount. It just isn't feasible, even for large companies.
> Reember, tradidional radio doesn't have to pay these, even if they are
> broadcasting online. Nor are they subject to the compulsory license.
Actually we (KFCF) have been informed that this is not the case
and we do have to start to negotiate or pay. This is what came
from a lawyer we consulted with as what we must do with the content
Pssss... Hey, Wild Bill! Any thoughts on this?
To comply with the statutory license the following conditions
must be met:
In a 3 hour period webcasters may not play no more than
three songs from an album including no more than 2
consecutively; or; four songs by a particular artist or
from a boxed set, including no more than three consecutively.
Archived programs may not be less than 5 hours in length,
and may only be retained for two weeks. Merely changing a
few songs or temporarily removing a program and putting it
back on, does not meet this condition.
Looped or continuous programs may not be less than three
hours in length.
Advance program schedule or prior announcement of Song
titles may no be announced in advance by text, video or
audio. It is permissible to announce the title of a song
immediately prior to it being performed.
Programs may only be repeated:
3 times in a two week period (if under one hour)
4 times in a two week period (if over one hour)
When performing a sound recording, the recording, the album
and featured artist must be displayed in textual data during
No ties-ins suggesting a product endorsement.
Copying by recipients must be disabled if the technology
Must accommodate measures by copyright owners to identify
or protect works.
Cooperate with copyright owners to defeat scanning.
Transmission made from bootlegs, illegal copies or pre-release
recordings is not covered by the statutory license.
Automatic switching of channels is prohibited.
Transmission of copyright management information is required
if technically feasible.
Royalty rates for the statutory license have not been set
and will be retroactive after determined by the US Copyright
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