Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Government wants £2900 for showing videos on your website

According to new regulations being debated by Ofcom, charitable organisations which make campaigning and awareness-raising videos for events such as Refugee Week, and include them on their websites, would count as VOD service providers and may have to pay £2900pa.

Maybe a bright spark in Whitehall thought it would be a good way of stopping people from exposing injustices?
ATVOD (Association for Television on Demand) is taking the regulatory role over from Ofcom and their website is on http://atvod.co.uk/
More details on
http://thenextweb.com/uk/2010/06/17/ofcom-publishes-charges-for-video-on-demand-players/

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