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Before manufacturing copies of any sort of programme on CD, DVD, VHS,
Audio cassettes, USB / memory sticks or vinyl, you need to check the
copyright issues relating to the material.
How do you check copyright?
In common with all
other reputable media manufacturing companies, Discus Group takes
copyright protection very seriously. All customers are asked to sign
a declaration that they have obtained the appropriate permissions
and licenses (IRMA form) that apply to the material to be reproduced.
In addition, we will ask you to supply copies of licenses, or to fill
in a form detailing what, if any, copyrighted intellectual property
is included with the materials supplied to us. You can download a
copy of the IRMA form from http://www.discusgroup.co.uk/IPR.htm
Why do you check copyright?
The Content Delivery and Storage Association (as IRMA) established
the world's first Anti-Piracy Certification/Compliance Program for
the manufacture media. This global initiative establishes stringent
manufacturing procedures and systems designed to reduce the risk of
publishing pirated or unauthorized material.
Who endorses the Anti Piracy Compliance Program?
Developed in conjunction with an industry task force representing
media manufacturers, content owners and their organizations from the
film, music, games and software publishing sectors. It is the industry’s
singular worldwide anti-piracy program supported and endorsed by the
intellectual property community, manufacturers and government enforcement
Did you know?
No CDSA-APCP Plant, once certified, has been involved in a piracy
law case, paid a fine or a settlement fee – a testimonial of
the effectiveness of the APCP in preventing piracy and protecting
intellectual property. That’s an important guideline for content
owners seeking media manufacturers!
More than 100 media manufacturing plants worldwide participate in
the APCP and represent 85% of the global recording media manufacturing
Don't MCPS do this already?
MCPS / PRS represent the world's song writers and musicians - that's
over 10 million pieces of music - and enable businesses and individuals
to access all the music they need for use in their business, product
or project in the most effective way for a small fee.
Do I need an MCPS licence if I have recorded a cover in my own style?
Songs not written by the artist or members of the band, will need
a license from the MCPS (Mechanical Copyright Protection Society).
Do it well in advance of placing your order as we cannot manufacture
your product without it.
Doesn't an MCPS licence cost alot?
Not necessarily, you can buy the licences online and MCPS now offer
various catergories helping you keep costs down to just a few pounds,
depending on a number of factors.
How do I contact MCPS?
MCPS / PRS web site, with contact details on, how to buy online and
loads of useful info can be found at http://www.mcps-prs-alliance.co.uk
How will MCPS find out I've made discs?
Discus Group like the majority of CD and DVD manufacturers completes
a monthly return to MCPS notifying them of who we have manufactured
Do DVD's and CD Roms need MCPS licences?
If the DVD or CD Rom contains material which is not entirely of your
making then you will need to complete the IRMA form and possibly supply
MCPS licences for any audio included with them. Take care to check
Images, stock footage, designs, drawings, audio content streams.