Integrated Publisher Unit Database
Copyright Fee Implementation
In order to guarantee fulfillment and transparency throughout, we integrate the Retailer and Author entities within the `Integrated Publisher Unit´. This can be observed from the Integrated Publisher Unit Database (Publisher, Author and Retailer entities) and Publisher Workflow illustrations.
In practice this means that the Retailer entity registers itself and logs on to the Publisher, after which it can acquire Affiliate Retailer Sales Links from the Publisher site to display anywhere on the Internet (single item sales link or shopping cart solution).
The Affiliate Retailer Sales Link contains the software necessary to fulfil the Purchase Transaction, pay Distribution Fee, VAT, Retailer, Publisher and Author Remuneration. This can be seen in the Publisher Workflow illustration.
Interestingly, should a Retailer, Publisher or Author / Producer purchase any of its own goods, this would automatically trigger a refund.