That could be. Perhaps some clarification from them?
The way that I read it was that anyone PRIOR to 16 could buy the upgrade, version 16 upgrades free, and anyone who purchased after 10/1 doesn't even have to upgrade, it's automatically licensed to 16/17.
Then again, sometimes I'm as sharp as a marble. Doesn't really matter to me since I'm still evaluating and will just buy the 17 license if I indeed go the JRiver route on my HTPC.