Consultation on Standard Terms of Use for Broadcaster Metadata

Nick Piggott,

We’re consulting on a standard agreement for radio stations and automotive manufacturers and we’d really like your input.  Here’s all the info, including the link to review and feedback to us:

RadioDNS Hybrid Radio enables more metadata and content to flow from radio stations to cars. Now we’re consulting with radio stations and automotive manufacturers globally to create a common agreement on how radio stations’ content should be presented in the dashboard. The consultation closes on 12th April 2019.

The Standard Terms of Use is a template agreement for radio stations and automotive manufacturers which avoids the need to explicitly sign contractual agreements. The proposed terms were drawn up after discussions with our broadcaster and manufacturer members, and informed by the success of the Creative Commons licensing model, which allows content creators to distribute their content widely, but still retain control on how it’s used and shown.

The ambition is for the majority of radio stations and automotive manufacturers to agree to the standard terms, making it easier to create a large network of content without significant legal and paperwork costs. Automotive manufacturers are keen to use the content that radio stations can provide, but want to understand clearly what radio stations consider acceptable use. The standard terms aim to provide that clarity for both sides, and for radio stations to retain control of how content is used.

Nick Piggott, Project Director of RadioDNS said: “We want radio stations to use the consultation period to tell us if they could offer their content to automotive manufacturers under these proposed terms, and if not, why not. We’ll use that feedback to modify the proposed terms so that as many radio stations as possible can adopt them.”

The consultation document can be found here and responses must be received by 12th April 2019. We will publish an update after reviewing the responses