[opendtv] Re: Royalties

  • From: Tom Barry <trbarry@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 15:07:53 -0400

I believe it was recently stated that LG does not publicly divulge 
the ATSC licensing requirements but will only negotiate individually.

- Tom

John Willkie wrote:

> no, we just need to get rid of your bullshit.
> 
> The fact you cite is not a fact; it's a jaundiced view, based on a lack of
> understanding of IP, law, commerce, or rationality.
> 
> The FCC -- with the possible exception of EAS and IBOC FM -- has already
> required "fair and non-discriminatory" licensing in broadcast systems that
> they adopt.  At least, since they learned from the Stereo FM fiasco of the
> 1980's.
> 
> Just read the ATSC specs or the FCC orders that adopted them.  The language
> is clear and quite evident.
> 
> There's plenty of sunshine.  Little to none of it appears to fall on you.
> 
> You and others rely on anonymous sources.  Not I.  I know more than I tell,
> not less.
> 
> John Willkie
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tom Barry" <trbarry@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 11:46 PM
> Subject: [opendtv] Re: Royalties
> 
> 
> 
>>John Willkie wrote:
>>
>>
>>>the issue of anonymous sources comes to mind ...
>>>
>>
>>The fact the FCC could determine a standard where there was secret
>>licensing with no "fair and non-discriminatory" clauses is already
>>enough concern.   Why do we have to rely on anonymous sources to
>>determine the cost of going along with a federal mandate?
>>
>>Need some sunshine here.
>>
>>- Tom
>>
>>
>>>John Willkie
>>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>>From: "Bob Miller" <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>>To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>Sent: Monday, May 16, 2005 7:29 PM
>>>Subject: [opendtv] Royalties
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>http://www.tvtechnology.com/dailynews/one.php?id=2952
>>>>
>>>>"Sources indicated that TV set manufacturers pay about $16 for the
>>>>intellectual property rights for each ATSC receiver made. Zenith's
>>>>portion of that for 8-VSB is in the neighborhood of $5, manufacturers
>>>
>>>say."
>>>
>>>
>>>>Bob Miller
>>>>
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