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 when you have knowingly hired a PIRATE Karaoke Host. The copies of these music, the photos and lyrics shown on screen, along with the performances of people works inside your venue, really are illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer thousands of song selections, and should not offer proof of the 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 and or trademark infringements. A venue owner who knowingly hires a contractor that is certainly in violation with the law, risks sanctions including the possible loss of these liquor license. Your Entertainment Licenses will not cover a Pirate, or help you avoid possible prosecution!
“Individuals or Businesses that have a very financial reap the benefits of providing an opportunity for such infringing individuals or businesses to function, create a liability for their own reasons and can be found to get vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted completely from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is perfectly up to YOU as the person, or corporate representative to blame for employing said Karaoke Entertainment to look for the legal status of one’s entertainers. The easiest way would be to view their CD+G Discs, or obtain 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 find out the first discs which were loaded within their system, or possibly a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or won’t comply with your reasonable request,
bluetooth karaoke microphone
bluetooth speaker with microphone bluetooth speaker with microphone it’s time to wish them well, mention the mistake of their 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 list of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… should they aren’t, these are PIRATES! Several systems can not be protected by only 1 pair of original discs or one group of licensed verifiable digital copies. It may be expensive, but it is 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 for 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 somewhat take advantage the short term, but getting caught up in the legal problems of your law suit will 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 when you have knowingly hired a PIRATE Karaoke Host. The copies of these music, the photos and lyrics shown on screen, along with the performances of people works inside your venue, really are illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer thousands of song selections, and should not offer proof of the 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 and or trademark infringements. A venue owner who knowingly hires a contractor that is certainly in violation with the law, risks sanctions including the possible loss of these liquor license. Your Entertainment Licenses will not cover a Pirate, or help you avoid possible prosecution!
“Individuals or Businesses that have a very financial reap the benefits of providing an opportunity for such infringing individuals or businesses to function, create a liability for their own reasons and can be found to get vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted completely from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is perfectly up to YOU as the person, or corporate representative to blame for employing said Karaoke Entertainment to look for the legal status of one’s entertainers. The easiest way would be to view their CD+G Discs, or obtain 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 find out the first discs which were loaded within their system, or possibly a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or won’t comply with your reasonable request,
bluetooth karaoke microphone
bluetooth speaker with microphone bluetooth speaker with microphone it’s time to wish them well, mention the mistake of their 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 list of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… should they aren’t, these are PIRATES! Several systems can not be protected by only 1 pair of original discs or one group of licensed verifiable digital copies. It may be expensive, but it is 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 for 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 somewhat take advantage the short term, but getting caught up in the legal problems of your law suit will always be more trouble than it’s worth!