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Insurance for software
Old 26th October 2012
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Insurance for software

I recently moved my gear out of my house into a commercial space and need to have it insured. My insurance broker has had trouble finding and insurance company willing to insure a "audio post house", "recording studio" or "video production facility"

The one company that was willing to insure said they will not cover software licenses. Between my ilok and other dongles i have quite an investment in licenses and if they disappear or are damaged for some other reason I guess i would be SOL. Anyone have a better suggestion or insurance solution?
Old 26th October 2012
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Robert A. Gallo, Jr.
Account Executive
Heritage Insurance Services, Inc.
826 Bustleton Pike, Ste. 203
Feasterville, PA 19053
800-289-8837 x 103
215-322-5854 FAX
[email protected]


Just have them do everything. They have no problem covering whatever you need.
Old 27th October 2012
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MusicPro Insurance assured me that my outrageously expensive iLok was covered.
Old 27th October 2012
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For my gear (mostly location sound) there are several film industry specific companies that insure movie equipment specifically. I would think post house equipment would be covered as well, iLok stuff should be specified tho, I'm not sure about that.
Old 27th October 2012
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MusicPro Insurance assured me that my outrageously expensive iLok was covered.
This Music Pro looks promising. And very accessible. oh yeah and covers software!
Old 27th March 2015
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MusicPro Insurance assured me that my outrageously expensive iLok was covered.
Are you still insured by music pro? did you ever have to find a claim? did you find it hard to get a hold of them?
Old 27th March 2015
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I made a small claim a long time ago, and they honored it. Fortunately, no recent claims. They were easy to get in contact with.
Old 30th March 2015
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Just got a post card from the "Film Emporium" It says they offer insurance to film makers. You might want to try them. Their website is https://www.filmemporium.com/ but when I tried to access it I got a warning saying the site was untrusted. FWIW

Last edited by Thomas W. Bethe; 30th March 2015 at 12:22 PM..
Old 30th March 2015
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You can insure software (iLok even offers their own) and I have, for decades.
There are some app makers who warn you about insuring your software dongles just like a piece of equipment, for this reason.

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Last edited by philper; 31st March 2015 at 05:49 AM..
Old 31st March 2015
  #10
I ended up using the Recording Studio Insurance Program written by Capital Bauer in Albany, New York.

After asking around, it seemed the the "the" insurance everyone uses.

Insurance | SPARS.com

Luckily have not had any claims but very satisfied with the coverage and the service.
Old 20th November 2018
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Nice article, but i already seen it there Google
Old 27th November 2018
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I don't quite understand why you need insurance for software, because that's not what you want to insure, but I think it will be useful for you to read this post here. That's more about insurance software, but I'm sure through this article you can find some sites or companies which could help you. Well, if this article doesn't help you, you can read some more or write a letter to the author and ask about the insurance company they use for their software.
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