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Manage Licenses

Every movie can be offered under different licenses such as ‘rental/VOD’ or ‘to own’. Which license types are offered for a movie is specified when the movie is uploaded and can be edited in the Project Settings on the web site.

Manage licenses

In addition to the default licenses, you can create new licenses and edit existing ones by selecting ‘Shop / Manage movie licenses’.

Each license can have titles in different languages which are displayed in the web shop on the movie details page in the default language of the user’s web browser.

Manage license

Each license can either be with or without DRM. If the license should enforce any restriction, the use of DRM is required.

Restrictions

By setting the restrictions, you can specify what is or is not possible with the content purchased under a certain license. Please see the table below for details.

Manage license restrictions

Following a brief description on the supported restrictions:

Option: Do not use DRM

Option

Description

Maximum number of download starts:

This value is the maximum number of times a user can start a new download of the movie from the ‘My Account’ page. Paused and resumed downloads are not taken into account.

Important: Movies not using DRM can be freely shared by users and are in no way technically restricted and bound to the persons who purchased the movie.

Option: Use DRM to enforce the following license restrictions

Option

Description

General

 

Maximum total number of download starts:

This value is the maximum number of times a user can start a new download of the movie from the ‘My Movies’ page. Paused and resumed downloads are not taken into account.

Maximum annual number of download starts:

This value is the maximum number of times a user can start a new download of the movie from the ‘My Movies’ page within an annual time frames starting from the licensing of the movie and restarting after the end of each time frame. Paused and resumed downloads are not taken into account.

Note: New download starts are not possible if the ‘ Maximum total number of download starts’ has been reached.

Delete the license if the clock is set to an earlier time:

If enabled, this option causes the deletion of the license if the DRM system detects that the system clock of the host system has been tampered with.

Note: The license cannot be restored

Disable the license if the clock is set to an earlier time:

If enabled, this option causes the disabling of the license if the DRM system detects that the system clock of the host system has been tampered with.

Note: The license activates itself if the real time matches the most forward time the computer was set to before.

   

Playback License:

 

Maximum total number of playback licenses:

This value is the maximum number of times a user can retrieve a new license for the movie from the ‘My Movies’ page.

Note: A new license is only issued if the DRM systems detects that no valid license exists. This may happen after a system crash or when the ‘My Movies’ page is accessed from a different computer.

Maximum annual number of playback licenses:

This value is the maximum number of times a user can retrieve a new license for the movie from the ‘My Movies’ page within an annual time frames starting from the licensing of the movie and restarting after the end of each time frame.

Note: A new license is only issued if the DRM systems detects that no valid license exists. This may happen after a system crash or when the ‘My Movies’ page is accessed from a different computer.

Note: New licenses will not be issued if the ‘ Maximum total number of playback licenses’ has been reached.

License expiration after first use:

This value sets the time frame in which the content can be played after the first play has been started.

License expiration after it is stored on client computer:

This value sets the time frame in which the content can be played after the purchase has been performed.

Digital Output Protection :

This setting specifies if the computer’s digital outputs (DVI, HDMI) should be protected by HDCP. Please note that the option ‘Enforce HDCP’ will cause an error message or black screen if the hardware (graphics card and/or primary monitor) is not capable of utilizing HDCP. For example, most monitors sold before 2008 are not able to handle HDCP.

Analog Output Protection:

This setting specifies if the analog outputs of the computer (TV out) are protected. Please note that any option will cause an error message or black screen if the hardware (graphics card) is not capable of utilizing the selected protection.

   

Burn License:

 

Allow burn to DVD:

This option enables the user to burn the movie to a DVD and allows specifying the maximum number of burns.

Number of burns:

This value is the maximum number of times a user can burn the movie to DVD, which plays in any standard DVD player.

Digital output protection level:

This option specifies which copy protection to use for burning the movie to DVD.  Please note that the ‘Enforce’ option will not allow burning if the drive is not standard CSS Managed Recording compliant or has not a special CSS capable DVD-R media inserted.

Analog output protection level:

This option specifies which flags for analog copy protection to set on the DVD. Please note that these flags only indicate that the player should utilize the specified output protection options, but not all players in fact do this. This setting also depends on the ‘digital output protection level’ since players are more likely to enable their output protections in case the DVD played back is CSS protected.

Watermark:

This option causes an invisible watermark to be embedded during the burn process. With this watermark it is possible to trace back the original of an eventual pirate copy to the purchase transaction.

Visible Stamp:

This option causes the text ‘FlickRocket: <<LicenseID>>‘ to be visibly embedded into the main movie for 10 seconds. The LicenseID is a unique identification which enables the tracking of the customer who purchased the movie, should this movie ever leak/be pirated.

   

Device Export License:

 

Full movie to local machine (WMV)

This option allows export to the PC in WMV format for playback. This export may optionally be DRM protected.

Main movie to Media Player Device or Windows Mobile Phone

This option allows export to devices that support WMV playback, usually portable media players (with the exception of Apple devices) and Windows Mobile based smart phones. This export may optionally be DRM protected.

Main movie to Mobile Phone

This option allows export to devices that support 3GP playback, usually cell phones. This export may optionally be DRM protected.

Main movie to iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

This option allows export to Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices, but no iPod (expect iPod touch). This export may optionally be DRM protected.

Main movie to iTunes

This option allows export to virtually all Apple devices incl. iPods. This export cannot be DRM protected at this time.

Main movie to Playstation Portable

This option allows export to Sony PlayStation Portable devices. This export cannot be DRM protected at this time.

Regional Restrictions

The regional restrictions enable you to offer a certain project only in certain geographical regions. These regions may be:

  • DVD region codes

    DVD region codes separate the world into 7 different regions. If you select to use DVD region codes you need to specify at least one region.

  • Video Norm

    Different countries use different video norms. For example the Unites States use NTSC while Europe uses PAL. If your DVD supports only a specific video norm and you offer download-to-burn or physical DVD shipments, you should limit the geographical region where you offer the DVD to the countries which use the video norm your DVD supports.

    Please note that the video norm is only a problem for DVD-Players and TVs. Computer playback works always independent of video norms.

  • Countries

    If you want to limit your offer to certain countries, you can use this restriction and select the countries you want to offer the film in.