How can I get content for my digital distribution business?

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    How can I get content for my digital distribution business?

    Like what would be the first steps to getting copy rights to sell/rent or whatever, to consumers and businesses?

    Do I go directly to the copy right holders? If so, how do I find the real copy right holders?


    (I know some may know my business plans, this business idea is meant for 4-5 years down the road.. I just want a slight insight on what to do once I can afford to go for this business idea.)
     
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    Hi,
    You can get Copyright registration free forms at Copyright Office by Calling - 202/707-3000 for hard copy or http://www.copyright.gov/forms .

    The Things You Require:

    $45 filing fee per application ($35 if you participate in the online beta), Copy of work (e.g., program or web site) on disk or hard copy.

    Registration required:
    For U.S. citizens, to file a copyright infringement action in court.
    For any copyright owner, file prior to infringement to qualify for the best remedies:
    -Attorney’s fees
    -Statutory damages ($200 - $150,000)

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    that was useful information, but I dont mean to be rude... I didnt ask for that information. I need to contact real copy right holders for I can use their content to sell/rent on my digital distribution online service. I need to get permission and negotiate a contracts or payment or whatever, needed to use their content.
     
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    Hi,
    It depends on the product. If they have a website then they will have a contact us or contact page via it you can contact them or you can search about that company and can send a mail or a letter. If you have decided your products and if you can share with us, we can help in finding there Contact Information for you.

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    yes the products is everything as I can possibly afford to get.. I may focus on DVD/Bluray movies as my first type of products sell/rent online on my digital distribution website. Then once I can afford to move into other digital content like video games, software, TV shows, porn, ect. Everything and anything digital.
     
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    Hi,

    I mean to say a Product from his maker or writer, or anything like that. Have you decided any of them like any movies DVD or Songs DVD or like that? If you have decided such then you have to go to him. You have to contact an individual person in that. You cannot get permissions from one person in this things.

    So please be some specific.

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    like for example, I want to get Spider Man 3, bluray.. Do I go directly to the copy right holders or the publishers of the movie? Which is Sony Pictures.. just go directly to the big dog? or go directly to the writers? I got no clue.. lol..
     
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    Contact Sony, they may not want to deal with you directly and will most probably refer you to your local movie distributor. Alternatively do a search for film distributors in your country / state.
     
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    Contact directly to Sony only as they are big company they will be handling such things everyday so there won't be any problem.


    I do not think that a Big company such as Sony would refer to Local Distributors in such cases of Licensing.

    Please Let us Updated Chris.

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    Yea I thought that would be the way, but I've heard stories like distributors claimed to have proper rights to distribute, then at a later time copy right holders found out that the distributors didn't have the proper rights. i.e. Amazon.com/Kindle scandal.
     

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