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DVD player and media royalties reduced

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 02 Mar 2005 12:44 User comments (2)

DVD player and media royalties reduced The DVD6C Licensing Group who holds most of the DVD technology's patents, has decided to reduce virtually all of its royalty fees, including the royalties collected from DVD player, DVD movie and blank DVD media manufacturers. The changes will kick in retroactively, beginning from 1st of January, 2005, for the licensees who sign the revised licensing contract with the DVD6C before June 30th.
Under the revised licensing fees, the minimum licensing fee for blank media (DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM only, DVD6C's licenses don't cover "plus" formats like DVD+R) will drop by one U.S. cent, from the current $0.075 to $0.065.

Similarly, minimum DVD player licensing fees will drop from $4.00 to $3.00 and pre-recorded DVD media (including DVD-ROM, DVD-Video and DVD-Audio discs) royalties will drop from minimum of $0.05 to $0.045. It is also interesting to note that since September, 2003 DVD6C has been the sole authority to license DVD cases as well -- one DVD case carries a minimum licensing fee of half a cent under the revised pricing structure.

Source: Toshiba's press release

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2 user comments

13.3.2005 6:39

*erh-hem...number typos..ack* Whew! Gotta lay off that morning cold pizza. :)

23.3.2005 7:39

shouldn't the title read: DVD Licensing fees are reduced, dropped implies no fees are accessed.

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