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

The entertainment licensing fees paid to BMI, ASCAP, etc. is not going to protect you or your business for those who have knowingly hired a PIRATE Karaoke Host. The copies of these music, the pictures and lyrics shown on the watch’s screen, and also the performances of the works in your venue, are indeed illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer a huge number of song selections, and should not offer proof of their legality, are pirates. YOU, as being a Club, Venue or Event host may be held legally and financially to blame for a pirate’s copyright as well as trademark infringements. A venue owner who knowingly hires a contractor that’s 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 possess a financial benefit from providing an opportunity for such infringing individuals or businesses to use, create a liability for themselves and will be found to possess vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted straight from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is up to YOU because person, or corporate representative accountable for employing said Karaoke Entertainment to look for the legal status of your respective entertainers. The easiest way would be to view their CD+G Discs, or request evidence of legal compliance. REAL discs are “original” factory labeled discs, NEVER “burned copies”. If Your Entertainers use digital formats including PC, Laptop, or Hard-drive units, ask to view the initial discs that were loaded within their system, or a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or refuse to adhere to your reasonable request, you need to wish them well, explain the error with their ways, and say GOOD-BYE!
Note: If you hire an entertainment company which has several KJ’s utilizing several unique systems, EACH system MUST be supported with it’s own individual group of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… when they aren’t, these are PIRATES! Several systems cannot be covered by only 1 group of original discs or one group of licensed verifiable digital copies. It might be expensive, however it is the LAW.
Little known fact:
The changes 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
bluetooth karaoke microphone

bluetooth karaoke microphone

microphone speaker
1″… HOWEVER the commercial using 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 the Factory Original Discs or from Licensed Digital Copies ONLY.
In closing, please remember… Hiring a “PIRATE” karaoke provider may save you a little take advantage the short term, but getting distracted by the legal problems of the 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. is not going to protect you or your business for those who have knowingly hired a PIRATE Karaoke Host. The copies of these music, the pictures and lyrics shown on the watch’s screen, and also the performances of the works in your venue, are indeed illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer a huge number of song selections, and should not offer proof of their legality, are pirates. YOU, as being a Club, Venue or Event host may be held legally and financially to blame for a pirate’s copyright as well as trademark infringements. A venue owner who knowingly hires a contractor that’s 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 possess a financial benefit from providing an opportunity for such infringing individuals or businesses to use, create a liability for themselves and will be found to possess vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted straight from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is up to YOU because person, or corporate representative accountable for employing said Karaoke Entertainment to look for the legal status of your respective entertainers. The easiest way would be to view their CD+G Discs, or request evidence of legal compliance. REAL discs are “original” factory labeled discs, NEVER “burned copies”. If Your Entertainers use digital formats including PC, Laptop, or Hard-drive units, ask to view the initial discs that were loaded within their system, or a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or refuse to adhere to your reasonable request, you need to wish them well, explain the error with their ways, and say GOOD-BYE!
Note: If you hire an entertainment company which has several KJ’s utilizing several unique systems, EACH system MUST be supported with it’s own individual group of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… when they aren’t, these are PIRATES! Several systems cannot be covered by only 1 group of original discs or one group of licensed verifiable digital copies. It might be expensive, however it is the LAW.
Little known fact:
The changes 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
bluetooth karaoke microphone

bluetooth karaoke microphone

microphone speaker
1″… HOWEVER the commercial using 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 the Factory Original Discs or from Licensed Digital Copies ONLY.
In closing, please remember… Hiring a “PIRATE” karaoke provider may save you a little take advantage the short term, but getting distracted by the legal problems of the law suit will almost always be more trouble than it’s worth!