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Author Topic: Copyright Law Changes for 2015 and 2016  (Read 2008 times)


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Copyright Law Changes for 2015 and 2016
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:10:49 PM »
(This is a duplicate of my post in my blog category.)

Unfortunately in 2015, Small PurePlay agreements (SoundExchange) are no more. Small PurePlay allowed a cap of 10 million ATH per month which is just about what StreamLicensing Affiliates are running right now.

Since Small PurePlay goes away on January, 2015 1 I am left with no choice but reduce my Affiliates ATH to the 5 million ATH monthly cap available under the Small Webcaster's agreement. This means I must lose roughly 1/2 the ATH my Affiliates use by January 1. I've invested quite a bit of money with my attorney exploring the best way forward and the end result is not what I had hoped. Yet, I think the answer we've found is far better then no solution.

Our new resource partner http://www.ProNetLicensing.Com will provide blanket licensing for those we can no longer service here. http://www.ProNetLicensing.Com will be renting StreamLicensing software and utilizing our support team so the experience there will be somewhat similar to what you have here.

Looking ahead to 2016:

The problem is in 2016 all legal proposals by the copyright board so far have NO provision for Small Pureplay or for Small Webcasters. This leaves us as very small broadcasters, at just about an impossible royalty fee under the other SoundExchange agreements. I think we can change this and have some action ideas I'll be sharing asking your help on starting in mid-January.