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    A university wants to purchase my 46m short film for their library and they want a DSL. What is it? Also, any advice on what I should charge for a perpetual license? Thanks


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    It's a digital site license. Here is an example - https://www.peterertelfilm.com/purch...university-dsl
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    OK, thanks, Paul. Are there any stipulations I should make before I license the film?


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    Search for digital site license. Read what others have done. Copy/modify to your needs.
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    Thanks.


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    I try to imagine what they will do with my limited audience videos. Sometimes, I know they will date dreadfully, so I'm happy to grant licences in perpetuity - sounds good to them to have it for life, when I know in five years it will be old and dated. Sometimes where I can imagine a use for perhaps the music content, which we also produce, we do 5 years in any medium in any territory - then we get the audio back for reuse if we wish after 5 years. Any medium in all territories in perpetuity sounds great to them, but we'd only grant that one with a bigger fee and for something with no re-use value.

    In reality - one of the most streamed and downloaded pieces of music we have was done for a specific client, and reverted to us, then picked up on iTunes and Spotify.It made us a few hundred pounds in the early 2000's, but now ticks along at around twenty pounds every two months. Not remotely lucrative, but it's generated more than the initial amount paid by the client. A few more and I can retire (well, I can dream).


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    Thanks, Paul. No original music but I'll keep your advice in mind...


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