[Coco] Rainbow on Disc

George Ramsower Yahoo at DVDPlayersOnly.com
Wed Jun 8 13:32:29 EDT 2005

I don't think I could have done any better. This is indeed a fair deal.

I wonder what might be a fair price for the package. Thirty six dollars goes to Falsoft, there's the cost of the media and the wear on the burners, time to do this deed and shipping and all that. Do we think that about $50-$60 would be fair?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Michael Wayne Harwood 
  To: coco at maltedmedia.com 
  Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 8:12 AM
  Subject: [Coco] Rainbow on Disc

  Here is the latest communication thread regarding what I would like to
  unofficially dub "Rainbow on Disc".  I think that Lonnie's terms are
  extremely fair.  At $.25 per issue the entire Rainbow archive of 144
  issues could be had for $36 plus shipping and media costs.  Are there any
  thoughts regarding the costs or what Lonnie has proposed?

  I think we should start a discussion regarding the actual work and the
  practical details involved.  Boisy has some good questions regarding
  standards and consistency.

  Michael Harwood

  ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
  Subject: RE: Rainbow magazines
  From:    "Michael Wayne Harwood" <michael at musicheadproductions.org> Date: 
    Wed, June 8, 2005 9:00 am
  To:      mayor at prospectky.com
  Cc:      dave at cococentral.org


  Thank you very much for your quick responses and willingness to work with
  us to make this happen!  What you have outlined sounds fair to me, and I
  will forward this to the Coco mailing list to make them aware of your
  proposal.  If you don't mind I would like to draft an initial letter and
  send it to you via email so that we can make sure that everything is in
  order before I send it via snail mail.

  I am thinking of calling this project "Rainbow on Disc" and would like
  your feedback regarding this choice of names as well as your thoughts
  regarding the use of the Rainbow graphics, logos, etc for any printing,
  websites, or other similar usage.

  Michael Harwood

  ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
  Subject: RE: [Fwd: RE: Rainbow magazines]
  From:    "Lonnie Falk - Mayor" <mayor at prospectky.com>
  Date:    Wed, June 8, 2005 8:01 am
  To:      michael at musicheadproductions.org
  Cc:      dave at cococentral.org


  I am not really interested in making money, but in protecting copyright. I
  would think 25 cents per issue of the magazine would be sufficient. I just
  got off the phone with my legal eagle, who says the amount has to be more
  than a "token" and he feels 25 cents or more per issue would be sufficient
  to accomplish that.

  We would also want:

  1. One copy of each CD (or whatever) you produce. I assume you are not
  planning on burning custom copies. That would certainly drive you crazy.
  If you are planning on doing that, we'll have to re-think archival copies
  on this end.

  2. That if being offered as issues, the issue must be done completely, ads
  and all. That is, an image of the issue.

  3. That whatever "printing" appears on the disk label, packaging and
  advertising, the phrase "Content copyright (c) by Rainbow Magazine and
  Falsoft Inc., 1980-2005, all rights reserved. Offered under license to
  (whatever or whoever). May not be reproduced in whole or in part."

  4. An "accounting" of copies sold and appropriate funds to cover the
  license on a quarterly basis, say January, April, July and October, in the
  form of a check so there would be a paper trail for me.

  You could send me a letter to 5803 Timber Ridge Dr., Prospect, KY 40059
  outlining these conditions and signed. I would respond with a letter
  approving. I'd suggest you draft up the letter and email it to be sure we
  don't get into sending letters back and forth if there is any discussion
  about language.

  As to quality, I think that would be up to you. My experience is if you
  put out a crummy product, then you are not going to sell any. Or, at
  least, not many.

  My only suggestion is that, as you may or may not be aware, HP has come
  out with a new DVD-CD burning technology called LightScribe that "burns"
  an image on the "label side" of a disk right in the drive. You just flip
  the DVD or CD over. It is a little slow, is all in greyscale, but they say
  they will have a speedup out in the next month or two. I've gotten rid of
  all my "Stompers" and the like in favor of it. The greyscale looks rather
  elegant, I think.

  Lastly, I think it would be counterproductive to have both you and Dave
  doing the same thing. You were first to suggest this, so you get first
  chance to say yea or nay. Let me know what you think.


  -----Original Message-----
  From: Michael Wayne Harwood [mailto:michael at musicheadproductions.org] 
  Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 8:21 AM
  To: mayor at prospectky.com
  Cc: dave at cococentral.org
  Subject: [Fwd: RE: Rainbow magazines]


  Thank you for your quick reply.  I would like to discuss the costs of
  licensing electronic reproductions with you.   What exactly do you have in
  mind in regards to both the cost and other practical issues such as
  quality control??

  Michael Harwood

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