Licensing Terms and Conditions
for Giovanni Watermarking Software

Licensing Terms and Conditions for Giovanni Watermarking Software is use-specific as well as media-specific. Licenses for other technologies including software watermarking, trusted transaction server, and other applied security engagements are welcome.

Initially, Blue Spike, Inc. charges a site license fee. That covers the software package itself, which is used either for encoding and decoding watermarks or scrambling and descrambling content. That fee covers roll-out support and one year of upgrades (when issued) and on-going support.

Moving forward, the terms of the license also stipulate a small percentage royalty on net unit sales of Giovanni-conditioned content, the most relevant element of the overall licensing structure for active vendors and distributors.

Giovanni is an enabling technology, and for our clients, the lynch-pin of a larger custody infrastructure, enabling electronic exchange, monitoring and auditing of content. The pricing therefore is based on a rate scheme that reflects the charges obtained by transactions providers, rights agencies, ubiquitous noise reduction royalties, and the patent royalties paid to inventors of the compact disc.

For Sales and Distribution
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