SOURCE: F3 Technologies, Inc.

F3 Technologies, Inc.

August 18, 2010 10:25 ET

F3 Technologies' FargoTube Service Signs With Copyright Giant BMI

ALPHARETTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -  F3 Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FTCH) has signed an agreement for its FargoTube video and entertainment service with Broadcast Music, Inc., the nation's largest performing rights organization in terms of copyright owners represented.

The agreement is a pledge by F3 for FargoTube to compensate BMI's artists appropriately for all content that is uploaded to and streamed through FargoTube. Nashville, Tenn.-based BMI enforces copyrights on behalf of 400,000 musicians and other rights owners, including Paul Simon, Janet Jackson, The Rolling Stones and Tim McGraw.

The BMI relationship complements a similar agreement with SESAC, a Nashville-based organization formerly known as the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers. Both add to FargoTube's credibility because they underscore their common goal: helping artists and content owners regain control over and generate revenue from their own creations.

"These relationships highlight our firm stance on supporting artists and their right to monetize their work," F3 Chief Operating Officer Paul Campbell said.

The United States' three major performing rights organizations -- BMI, SESAC and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers -- collectively represent close to 1 million copyright owners. A songwriter, band or music publisher typically affiliates with one of the three. The PROs operate like nonprofit trade groups, collecting royalties from various commercial sources and distributing the proceeds to copyright owners after covering administrative costs.

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