Actors want royalties for iPod and mobile downloads

TechWeb is reporting that the Screen Actors Guild is negotiating with networks for compensation for programming provided via mobile download.  This is being driven by the provision of the iTunes Music Store of US TV programming via paid download. Want to bet media downloads will start costing more once this contract is finalized?

“With respect to the programming that’s available from ABC and Disney in the iTunes Store, they proposed to pay using a video cassette formula,” Hinrichs said Monday in an interview with TechWeb.


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