PIRATE Karaoke Operations, and Why You Shouldn’t Hire Them

The entertainment licensing fees paid to BMI, ASCAP, etc. won’t protect you or your business for those who have knowingly hired a PIRATE Karaoke Host. The copies with their music, the photographs and lyrics shown on the watch’s screen, and also the performances of people works inside your venue, truly are illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer a large number of song selections, and can’t offer proof of the legality, are pirates. YOU, like a Club, Venue or Event host might be held legally and financially in charge of a pirate’s copyright and even trademark infringements. A venue owner who knowingly hires a contractor that is certainly in violation in the law, risks sanctions such as possible loss of these liquor license. Your Entertainment Licenses won’t cover a Pirate, or protect you from possible prosecution!
“Individuals or Businesses that have a very financial reap the benefits of providing a way for such infringing individuals or businesses to operate, create a liability for themselves and can be found to possess vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted completely from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is about YOU as the person, or corporate representative to blame for employing said Karaoke Entertainment to look for the legal status of your entertainers. The easiest way is usually to view their CD+G Discs, or ask for proof of legal compliance. REAL
bluetooth karaoke microphone

microphone speaker
bluetooth speaker with microphone discs are “original” factory labeled discs, NEVER “burned copies”. If Your Entertainers use digital formats like PC, Laptop, or Hard-drive units, ask to see the main discs which were loaded within their system, or a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or refuse to abide by your reasonable request, it is time to wish them well, mention the error of these ways, and say GOOD-BYE!
Note: If you hire an entertainment company which has several KJ’s working with several different systems, EACH system MUST be supported with it’s own individual list of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… when they aren’t, they may be PIRATES! Several systems can not be protected by merely one group of original discs or one pair of licensed verifiable digital copies. It might be expensive, but it’s the LAW.
Little known fact:
The alterations in copyright law and “fair use” are on-going. Most legal sources maintain that “fair use” includes the transfer of digital media as: “1 to 1″… HOWEVER the commercial usage of copied (burned) Karaoke CD+Gs isn’t legal to use in venues for profit (even for free drinks)… Commercial for profit Karaoke MUST be either from your Factory Original Discs or from Licensed Digital Copies ONLY.
In closing, please remember… Hiring a “PIRATE” karaoke provider may save somewhat cash in the short term, but getting depressed by the legal problems of an law suit will almost always be more trouble than it’s worth!

PIRATE Karaoke Operations, and Why You Shouldn’t Hire Them

The entertainment licensing fees paid to BMI, ASCAP, etc. won’t protect you or your business for those who have knowingly hired a PIRATE Karaoke Host. The copies with their music, the photographs and lyrics shown on the watch’s screen, and also the performances of people works inside your venue, truly are illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer a large number of song selections, and can’t offer proof of the legality, are pirates. YOU, like a Club, Venue or Event host might be held legally and financially in charge of a pirate’s copyright and even trademark infringements. A venue owner who knowingly hires a contractor that is certainly in violation in the law, risks sanctions such as possible loss of these liquor license. Your Entertainment Licenses won’t cover a Pirate, or protect you from possible prosecution!
“Individuals or Businesses that have a very financial reap the benefits of providing a way for such infringing individuals or businesses to operate, create a liability for themselves and can be found to possess vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted completely from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is about YOU as the person, or corporate representative to blame for employing said Karaoke Entertainment to look for the legal status of your entertainers. The easiest way is usually to view their CD+G Discs, or ask for proof of legal compliance. REAL
bluetooth karaoke microphone

microphone speaker
bluetooth speaker with microphone discs are “original” factory labeled discs, NEVER “burned copies”. If Your Entertainers use digital formats like PC, Laptop, or Hard-drive units, ask to see the main discs which were loaded within their system, or a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or refuse to abide by your reasonable request, it is time to wish them well, mention the error of these ways, and say GOOD-BYE!
Note: If you hire an entertainment company which has several KJ’s working with several different systems, EACH system MUST be supported with it’s own individual list of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… when they aren’t, they may be PIRATES! Several systems can not be protected by merely one group of original discs or one pair of licensed verifiable digital copies. It might be expensive, but it’s the LAW.
Little known fact:
The alterations in copyright law and “fair use” are on-going. Most legal sources maintain that “fair use” includes the transfer of digital media as: “1 to 1″… HOWEVER the commercial usage of copied (burned) Karaoke CD+Gs isn’t legal to use in venues for profit (even for free drinks)… Commercial for profit Karaoke MUST be either from your Factory Original Discs or from Licensed Digital Copies ONLY.
In closing, please remember… Hiring a “PIRATE” karaoke provider may save somewhat cash in the short term, but getting depressed by the legal problems of an law suit will almost always be more trouble than it’s worth!