I did a post a while back about the restrictions that Spacial Audio place on a Terrestrial station when it comes to using SAM Broadcaster.
Spacial Audio updated their EULA (End User Licence Agreement) on the 10th of April 2017
It would appear that Spacial Audio want to restrict what you can do with their software in the SAM Broadcaster Pro EULA Licence.
“The Software may not be used in a manner that infringes, violates or misappropriates the rights of any third party; in a manner that violates any applicable local, state or national laws; in a manner that violates the privacy of any person or entity, or in a manner that is otherwise illegal or promotes illegal activities, including, without limitation anything that may be considered obscene, libellous, defamatory, or otherwise malicious or harmful to any person or entity”
So if you’re thinking of using the software to stream an unlicensed station (pirate) then you also may not use their software.
You can only run 1 station per licence with SAM Broadcaster. Which means if you want to have more than 1 station on the go the cost is going to rack up.
Running 3 stations with SAM Broadcaster would cost $897.00 and that’s before you shell out for Licensing, Web hosting and streaming.
“The Software may not be used to transport and stream any terrestrial radio broadcasts and/or communication”
If that’s the case why does SAM Broadcaster come with PCI Card FM capabilities?
It gets worse even after you pay $$$ for SAM Broadcaster you still don’t actually own the software: Spacial Audio do…
“The Software in this EULA is being licensed to You and not sold”
Even if something goes wrong with the software they claim they’re not duty bound to help you.
You acknowledge and agree that Your use of the Software is “as-is” and Spacial does not make, and hereby disclaims, any and all other express and implied warranties, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Spacial shall not be liable for any direct damages to You or to any other third party, whether out of contract or from tort, including loss of data, profits, business interruption, or the use or inability to use the Software
Paragraphs like that made me cringe, People pay out hundreds of $$$ for a piece of software and they wash their hands of you (the customer) as soon as they have the money in their bank accounts. Its WRONG!
“If You have not tested Spacial’s free evaluation version of the Software, please do so before purchasing this license of the Software so that You make sure that the Software is what You want and works correctly with Your system. When You purchase a license for the Software and Your license is registered with Spacial, it is understood that You are satisfied with the Software’s features and functionalities. Therefore, no refunds will be given to You once You have paid for the Software license.”
No refunds… I’m sure that’s not right and just either..
Save yourself the headaches of SAM Broadcaster and its EULA licence restrictions by using RadioDJ free radio automation
You are freely allowed to use RadioDJ for as many stations you want to use it for. Without any restrictions in the licence agreement.
We know of several users who have more than 1 Internet/FM radio station running successfully with RadioDJ.
This yet another load of reasons you shouldn’t pay $$$ Spacial Audio for SAM Broadcaster: Their terms and conditions are quite frankly laughable
RadioDJ may have a paid for (PRO) version in future but the free fork of the program will still be free for those who need basic automation
Last updated on: 2nd July 2019
at 15:30 PM Europe/London