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dal sito MS
# A license for manufacturers of certain consumer electronics devices—Pricing for this license is $0.25 per unit for each of the following types of devices that use removable solid state media to store data:
* Portable digital still cameras
* Portable digital video cameras
* Portable digital still/video cameras
* Portable digital audio players
* Portable digital video players
* Portable digital audio and video players
* Multifunction printers
* Electronic photo frames
* Electronic musical instruments
* Standard televisions
Pricing for this license is $0.25 per unit with a cap on total royalties of $250,000 per licensee. Pricing for other device types can be negotiated with Microsoft.