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BYLAWS OF STREAMING MEDIA ALLIANCE, INC.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP 

Section 1.  Qualifications for Membership.

Membership in the Alliance shall be available to all appropriate individuals, corporations, organizations and entities that meet the criteria established by the Bylaws and the Board of Directors.

Section 2.  Membership Dues and Admission.

2.1.     Established by Board.  Fees for all memberships shall be established by the Board of Directors.

2.2.     Waivers.  Dues may be waived by the Executive Committee.

 Section 3.  Removal and Resignation.

Membership shall continue automatically each year unless terminated.  Membership shall be terminated for non-payment of dues or failure to maintain membership ‘in good standing.’  A member may resign at any time.  The Executive Committee may suspend the good standing status for any Principal Member who fails to attend or participate in any Meeting requiring a Quorum, after having received a second Notice following a meeting where a Quorum was not present.  Such suspension shall take effect immediately thereon for such period as the Executive Committee may determine.  The Executive Committee may establish a Provisional Membership status for any General or Special Classification Member pending such Member meeting qualifications which may be set by the Executive Committee, and the Executive Committee may suspend or terminate any Special Classification Member who does not continue to meet the qualifications established for such Membership.

 Section 4.  Classification of Alliance Members.

4.1. Streaming Broadcaster.  Principal Membership is open to any company, website or organization originating and/or hosting streaming content meeting the criteria for membership established by the Bylaws and the Board of Directors.  Such entity shall designate an individual to cast its vote.

4.2. Streaming Distributor.   General Membership is open to any company or organization broadcasting streaming content hosted or originating off site.  Such entity shall designate an individual to cast its vote.

4.3. Individual.   Individual Membership is open to person meeting the criteria for membership established by the Bylaws and the Board of Directors.

4.4. Associate.  Associate Membership is open to any any company, website or organization providing technology, software, equipment, hosting or other products and services for streaming media meeting the criteria for membership established by the Bylaws and the Board of Directors.

4.5. Sponsor.  Sponsor Membership is open to any company, website or organization providing services in the streaming media community or making contributions in excess of the dues established for the other categories by the Board of Directors, and in amounts and for such purposes as are acceptable to the Board of Directors.   The Alliance may designate categories of Sponsoring Memberships and specify special privileges to honor such members.

Section 5.  Rights of Members.

5.1.  Election.  Alliance Members shall be elected in accordance with procedures established by the Board of Directors.

5.2.  Eligibility.  All Members in all Classifications above shall be eligible to serve, and may join and/or resign from such Task Forces, Commissions, Committees and Panels as may be established.

5.3.  Voting Rights.   All Principal and General Members in good standing shall have the right to vote.