They'll come mug you for money at that point and it's NOT cheap.
It's dirt cheap.
Retail sale, disks or downloads:
Where an end user pays directly for video services on a title-by-title basis
Paid subscription services:
Where an end user pays directly for video services on a subscription-basis (not ordered or limited title-by-title), the applicable royalties per legal entity payable by the service or content provider are:
100,000 or fewer subscribers per year. No royalty. 100,000 to 250,000. $25,000 250,000-500,000. $50,000. 500,000 to 1 million $75,000. Over $1 Million. $100,000.
Broadcast, Cable and Satellite:
where remuneration is from other sources, in the case of free television...satellite and/or cable Transmission, and which is not paid for by an End User), the licensee (the broadcaster) may pay...according to one of two royalty options:
(i) a one-time payment of $2,500 per AVC transmission encoder
or (ii) annual fee per Broadcast Market
starting at $2,500 per calendar year per Broadcast Markets of at least 100,000 but no more than 499,999 television households $5,000 per calendar year per Broadcast Market which includes at least 500,000 but no more than 999,999 television households and $10,000 per calendar year per Broadcast Market which includes 1,000,000 or more television households.
Free distribution over the Internet:
In the case of Internet broadcast for which the End User does not pay remuneration for the right to receive or view, i.e., neither title-by-title nor subscription), there will be no royalty during the first term of the License (ending December 31, 2010), and after the first term the royalty shall be no more than the economic equivalent of royalties payable during the same time for free television.
In the case of the sublicenses for video content or service providers, the maximum annual royalty ("cap") for an enterprise (commonly controlled legal entities) is... $5 million per year in 2010.
$5 million a year for as many free H.264 video downloads (over 12 minutes) as Google has the capacity to host.
Five years. 10% increase cap on renewals.
Why is this buried and being ignored?! This should be modded +5 informative. Get your facts straight before your start your incessant whining...
This madness must stop and stop now! I will not pay one red cent in new taxes anywhere!
The people with the guns and jails think otherwise...
I was just thinking that - it's 2009. Who is still opening DOC or XLS attachments?
Umm... practically any company that does business with any municipal or state governmental agencies, law firms, accounting firms, etc etc. The question is who isn't opening DOC or XLS attachments from their clients, and how do they plan to stay in business?
...against the theory that jerking off causes blindness.
How is this off topic? That's exactly the same logic that these numbskull parents are using to argue their case.
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead