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Deep & Far Newsletter 2014 ©
February, 2014

TIPO has examined and decided upon the royalty rate for each channel of satellite television stations prescribed by the Music Copyright Intermediary Society of Taiwan (TMCS)

Yu-Li Tsai, Patent Attorney

Bachelor of EE from National Taiwan University

Master of Telecommunications from National Taiwan University

IP Master from New Hampshire Law School (Franklin Pierce)

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The largest dispute between the Copyright Collective Management Organization (CCMO) and the users has been the amount of the royalty rate.  To establish fair licensing environment, TIPO has been actively completing the examination of TMCSs royalty rate for each channel of satellite television stations since 2013, and the rates are as follows:

1.      Music Channels

0.1% sum of the gross revenue from advertisement and licensing (royalties acquired from every cable TV system operator, the same hereinafter) serves as the annual royalty rate.

2.      General Commercial Channels:

0.05% sum of the gross revenue from advertisement and licensing serves as the annual royalty rate.

3.      Movie Channels, Cartoon Channels:

0.025% sum of the gross revenue from advertisement and licensing serves as the annual royalty rate.

4.      News Channel, Sports Channels:

0.01% sum of the gross revenue from advertisement and licensing serves as the annual royalty rate.

5.      Educational, Religious, Public Interest Channels:

0.007% (Program production costs (including news production costs and drama production costs) broadcasting communication costs (i.e. satellite uplink costs)).

6.      Government Subordinated Channels (e.g. Taiwan Indigenous TV, Hakka TV):

0.02% government appropriated budget.

7.      Shopping Channels (including both cable and satellite transmissions)

0.05% of 30% of the previous years gross profit.

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