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 in case you have knowingly hired a PIRATE Karaoke Host. The copies of their music, the photos and lyrics shown on the watch’s screen, as well as the performances of people works with your venue, are indeed illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer 1000s of song selections, and should not offer proof of the legality, are pirates. YOU, being a Club, Venue or Event host could be held legally and financially responsible for a pirate’s copyright and even trademark infringements. A venue owner who knowingly hires
microphone speaker

microphone speaker
bluetooth speaker with microphone a contractor that’s in violation with the law, risks sanctions like the possible loss with their liquor license. Your Entertainment Licenses will not likely cover a Pirate, or help you avoid possible prosecution!
“Individuals or Businesses that have a very financial make use of providing a way for such infringing individuals or businesses to function, build a liability for their own reasons and will be found to possess vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is perfectly up to YOU because person, or corporate representative responsible 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 ask for proof of 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 view the first discs that have been loaded into their system, or perhaps a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or will not comply with your reasonable request, you’re ready to wish them well, explain the big mistake of their ways, and say GOOD-BYE!
Note: If you hire an entertainment company that has several KJ’s dealing with several unique systems, EACH system MUST be supported with it’s own individual set of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… should they aren’t, they are PIRATES! Several systems cannot be covered by only one pair of original discs or one group of licensed verifiable digital copies. It may be expensive, yet 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 just isn’t legal to be used 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 help you save a bit profit the short term, but getting distracted by the legal problems of a law suit can 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 in case you have knowingly hired a PIRATE Karaoke Host. The copies of their music, the photos and lyrics shown on the watch’s screen, as well as the performances of people works with your venue, are indeed illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer 1000s of song selections, and should not offer proof of the legality, are pirates. YOU, being a Club, Venue or Event host could be held legally and financially responsible for a pirate’s copyright and even trademark infringements. A venue owner who knowingly hires
microphone speaker

microphone speaker
bluetooth speaker with microphone a contractor that’s in violation with the law, risks sanctions like the possible loss with their liquor license. Your Entertainment Licenses will not likely cover a Pirate, or help you avoid possible prosecution!
“Individuals or Businesses that have a very financial make use of providing a way for such infringing individuals or businesses to function, build a liability for their own reasons and will be found to possess vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is perfectly up to YOU because person, or corporate representative responsible 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 ask for proof of 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 view the first discs that have been loaded into their system, or perhaps a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or will not comply with your reasonable request, you’re ready to wish them well, explain the big mistake of their ways, and say GOOD-BYE!
Note: If you hire an entertainment company that has several KJ’s dealing with several unique systems, EACH system MUST be supported with it’s own individual set of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… should they aren’t, they are PIRATES! Several systems cannot be covered by only one pair of original discs or one group of licensed verifiable digital copies. It may be expensive, yet 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 just isn’t legal to be used 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 help you save a bit profit the short term, but getting distracted by the legal problems of a law suit can be more trouble than it’s worth!