These FAQs were updated January 22, 2013.
Can a Value-Added Service Provider ("VASP") get an exclusive license by industry or geographical location?
We do not grant exclusive licenses.
What is the pricing for VASPs?
Pricing is set by a quarterly flat fee, which depends on the scope of operations of the VASP. Prices generally vary based on use.
What are the fees for magazine and newspaper publishers if they use the Online Services Portal directly?
After the initial 30-day free trial offer is over, the amount magazine and newspaper publishers pay is dependent on the length of time the digital watermark link needs to be in service. Currently, pricing ranges from $4.99 for two-weeks to $49.99 for two years.
What are the fees for creative and/or digital agencies if they use the Online Services Portal directly?
After the initial 30-day free trial offer is over, the amount creative and/or digital agencies pay is dependent on the length of time the digital watermark link needs to be in service. Currently, pricing ranges from $4.99 for two-weeks to $49.99 for two years.
What are the fees for printers of direct mail and free-standing inserts if they use the Online Services Portal directly?
Printers and/or distributors of digitally watermarked free-standing inserts or direct mail collateral pay the listed OSP rates provided the volume of the digitally watermarked piece is 50,000 or less. For distribution volumes greater than 50,000 will need to contact Digimarc (+1 800 344 4627 or email@example.com) regarding special pricing.
What is the pricing for applications outside the magazine/newspaper publishing, creative/digital agencies and direct mail verticals?
The Digimarc® Discover platform can be leveraged across a wide range of application areas outside of publishing, agencies and direct mail — such as packaging, digital signage, etc. These industries would require additional support from Digimarc and/or VASPs to address unique requirements. Digimarc may work with VASPs to establish a mutually beneficial model for each new application area.
Do you have a custom branded reader application available?
Digimarc may license SDKs to create white label mobile watermark reading mobile device applications for iOS and Android. The mobile watermark reading feature can also be easily incorporated into existing mobile device applications. Digimarc may also create white label mobile device applications on behalf of customers. Standard support fees are waived for Value-Added Service Providers.