The Rights And Wrongs Of Licensing
Okay, so you’re probably not going to jail, but in light of some expensive legal proceedings against several large media replication companies between 2000 and 2002, Sonrise Duplication, (along with all other legitimate duplication companies) requires all CDaudio, CDrom and DVD clients submitting projects for replication to include documentation that proves all of the content on their master is licensed.
This procedure has been implemented to protect creators of original content, not to impede the production of legitimate projects by our clients. Each order requires a completed and signed Replication Rights Form and additional documentation as defined on the form. In the event you are replicating the unpublished music of friends or associates, a ‘granting of rights’ letter is required to support your claim of permission. Full track listings (audio) are required to verify the digital content of each master.
You can download a REPLICATION RIGHTS FORM (and these INSTRUCTIONS if you are unsure of the process). You can also log on to www.cmrra.ca to learn more about “pay as you press” mechanical licensing, and to search the publisher database. Click here to learn more about CMRRA MECHANICAL LICENSING.
Other mechanical rights links:
You can also contact:
Eudora (Qualcomm Inc.)
Web site: www.eudora.com
Info for distribution: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adobe Flash Player On-line registration: www.adobe.com/licensing/
ICQ (ICQ Inc.) Website: www.icq.com
Internet explorer (Microsoft Corp.)
Free distribution but needs registration/license Information: www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.asp
ISRC codes: connectmusic.ca/isrc.aspx
Quicktime (Apple Software)
** Please check which version you are using as there are certain restrictions as to which may be used.
Information and On-line registration: http://developer.apple.com/softwarelicensing/agreements/quicktime.html
Contact licensing department: email@example.com
Real player/Real Jukebox (Realnetwork)
Frequently asked questions: www.real.com/licensing/faq.html
Adobe Shockwave Player
Licensing information: www.adobe.com/products/shockwaveplayer/licensing
Apply for license on-line: www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=shockwave
Contact licensing department: www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=licensing
Winzip (Winzip computing inc.)
Need permission to distribute with other products as seen in the EULA.
Web site: www.winzip.com