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Remora, Phone Reviewers, Wolverine, Thorn1, Web Work, Games, Tariffs

Got a final mix done & sent in the Remora track from yesterday in for the comp.  We’ll see if it makes the cut & if the comp comes out (you never know these days).

Today’s installment of Silber mini-comics …

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2 Responses to Remora, Phone Reviewers, Wolverine, Thorn1, Web Work, Games, Tariffs

  1. GoddakkAttack says:

    doesn’t that already exist:

    The AHRA provides that the importer, manufacturer, or distributor of any digital audio recording device or digital audio recording media must file quarterly statements and pay, with those filings, royalties on each recorder or piece of media distributed in the United States. The royalty is 2 percent of the manufacturer’s selling price for recorders and 3 percent of the manufacturer’s selling price for recordable media. The royalty minimum for recorders is one dollar and the maximum is eight dollars, although in 1998, interested parties (such as musicians and music publishers) may request an increase in the royalty maximum under certain conditions. There are no minimum or maximum royalties for recording media.

    Two-thirds of the royalties go into the Sound Recording Fund and are distributed from that fund to the American Federation of Musicians (2-5Ú8 percent), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (1-3Ú8 percent); 40 percent of the remaining royalties go to featured recording artists and 60 percent are distributed to music publishers.

    The remaining third of the royalties are allocated to the Musical Works Fund and are distributed evenly between music publishers and songwriters. The percentages of distribution within each group of beneficiaries is determined by the groups themselves.

    • Here’s the thing with that (from Wiki):
      Blank music CDs and recorders

      17 U.S.C. § 1008 bars copyright infringement action and 17 U.S.C. § 1003 provides for a royalty of 3% of the initial transfer price. The royalty rate in 17 U.S.C. § 1004 was established by the Fairness in Music Licensing Act of 1998. This only applies to CDs which are labeled and sold for music use; they do not apply to blank computer CDs, even though they can be (and often are) used to record or “burn” music from the computer to CD. A similar royalty applies to stand-alone CD recorders, but not to CD burners used with computers.

      Thanks to a precedent established in a 1998 lawsuit involving the Rio PMP300 player, MP3 players are deemed “computer peripherals” and are not subject to a royalty of this type in the U.S.