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 of the music, the pictures and lyrics shown on the screen, along with the performances of the works inside your venue, are indeed illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer 1000s of song selections, and should not offer proof of their legality, are pirates. YOU, as being a Club, Venue or Event host might be held legally and financially to blame for a pirate’s copyright and even trademark infringements. A venue owner who knowingly hires a contractor that is in violation in the law, risks sanctions such as possible loss of these liquor license. Your Entertainment Licenses won’t cover a Pirate, or shield you from possible prosecution!
“Individuals or Businesses that use a financial reap the benefits of providing a chance for such infringing individuals or businesses to function, develop a liability for themselves and will be found to own vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted directly from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is perfectly up to YOU because person, or corporate representative in charge of employing said Karaoke Entertainment to check the legal status of the entertainers. The easiest way is usually to view their CD+G Discs, or require proof legal compliance. REAL discs are “original” factory labeled discs, NEVER “burned copies”. If Your Entertainers use digital formats for example PC, Laptop, or Hard-drive units, ask to determine the initial discs which were loaded to their system, or perhaps a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or refuse to comply with 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 containing several KJ’s working with a number of different systems, EACH system MUST be supported with it’s own individual pair of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… whenever they aren’t, they may be PIRATES! Several systems can’t be paid by just one set of original discs or one pair of licensed verifiable digital copies. It could possibly 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 use of copied (burned) Karaoke CD+Gs is not legal to be used 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 help you save somewhat profit the short term, but getting caught up in the legal problems of your
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law suit will 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 of the music, the pictures and lyrics shown on the screen, along with the performances of the works inside your venue, are indeed illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer 1000s of song selections, and should not offer proof of their legality, are pirates. YOU, as being a Club, Venue or Event host might be held legally and financially to blame for a pirate’s copyright and even trademark infringements. A venue owner who knowingly hires a contractor that is in violation in the law, risks sanctions such as possible loss of these liquor license. Your Entertainment Licenses won’t cover a Pirate, or shield you from possible prosecution!
“Individuals or Businesses that use a financial reap the benefits of providing a chance for such infringing individuals or businesses to function, develop a liability for themselves and will be found to own vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted directly from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is perfectly up to YOU because person, or corporate representative in charge of employing said Karaoke Entertainment to check the legal status of the entertainers. The easiest way is usually to view their CD+G Discs, or require proof legal compliance. REAL discs are “original” factory labeled discs, NEVER “burned copies”. If Your Entertainers use digital formats for example PC, Laptop, or Hard-drive units, ask to determine the initial discs which were loaded to their system, or perhaps a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or refuse to comply with 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 containing several KJ’s working with a number of different systems, EACH system MUST be supported with it’s own individual pair of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… whenever they aren’t, they may be PIRATES! Several systems can’t be paid by just one set of original discs or one pair of licensed verifiable digital copies. It could possibly 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 use of copied (burned) Karaoke CD+Gs is not legal to be used 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 help you save somewhat profit the short term, but getting caught up in the legal problems of your
bluetooth karaoke microphone
bluetooth speaker with microphone
bluetooth karaoke microphone
law suit will be more trouble than it’s worth!