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

The entertainment licensing fees paid to BMI, ASCAP, etc. will not likely protect you or your business when you have knowingly hired a PIRATE Karaoke Host. The copies of their music, the pictures and lyrics shown on the watch’s screen, and also the performances of people works inside your venue, are indeed illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer a large number of song selections, and can’t offer proof of their legality, are pirates. YOU, like a Club, Venue or Event host could possibly 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 the possible loss with their liquor license. Your Entertainment Licenses is not going to cover a Pirate, or shield you from possible prosecution!
“Individuals or Businesses that possess a financial benefit from providing a way for such infringing individuals or businesses to function, create a liability by themselves and will be found to possess vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted straight from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is up to YOU as the person, or corporate representative responsible for employing said Karaoke Entertainment to determine the legal status of one’s 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 including PC, Laptop, or Hard-drive units, ask to see the first discs which are loaded to their system, or even a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or will not abide by your reasonable request, it’s time to wish them well, mention larger than fifteen of these ways, and say GOOD-BYE!
Note: If you hire an entertainment company which includes several KJ’s working together with several unique systems, EACH system MUST be supported with it’s own individual set of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… when they aren’t, they are PIRATES! Several systems is not included in only one set of original discs or one list of licensed verifiable digital copies. It could possibly be expensive, however it is the LAW.
Little known fact:
The modifications 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 utilization of copied (burned) Karaoke CD+Gs is not legal for use in venues for profit (even for free drinks)… Commercial for profit Karaoke MUST bluetooth speaker with microphone
microphone speaker

bluetooth karaoke microphone
be either in the Factory Original Discs or from Licensed Digital Copies ONLY.
In closing, please remember… Hiring a “PIRATE” karaoke provider may save you just a little take advantage the short term, but getting caught up in the legal problems of your 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. will not likely protect you or your business when you have knowingly hired a PIRATE Karaoke Host. The copies of their music, the pictures and lyrics shown on the watch’s screen, and also the performances of people works inside your venue, are indeed illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer a large number of song selections, and can’t offer proof of their legality, are pirates. YOU, like a Club, Venue or Event host could possibly 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 the possible loss with their liquor license. Your Entertainment Licenses is not going to cover a Pirate, or shield you from possible prosecution!
“Individuals or Businesses that possess a financial benefit from providing a way for such infringing individuals or businesses to function, create a liability by themselves and will be found to possess vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted straight from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is up to YOU as the person, or corporate representative responsible for employing said Karaoke Entertainment to determine the legal status of one’s 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 including PC, Laptop, or Hard-drive units, ask to see the first discs which are loaded to their system, or even a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or will not abide by your reasonable request, it’s time to wish them well, mention larger than fifteen of these ways, and say GOOD-BYE!
Note: If you hire an entertainment company which includes several KJ’s working together with several unique systems, EACH system MUST be supported with it’s own individual set of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… when they aren’t, they are PIRATES! Several systems is not included in only one set of original discs or one list of licensed verifiable digital copies. It could possibly be expensive, however it is the LAW.
Little known fact:
The modifications 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 utilization of copied (burned) Karaoke CD+Gs is not legal for use in venues for profit (even for free drinks)… Commercial for profit Karaoke MUST bluetooth speaker with microphone
microphone speaker

bluetooth karaoke microphone
be either in the Factory Original Discs or from Licensed Digital Copies ONLY.
In closing, please remember… Hiring a “PIRATE” karaoke provider may save you just a little take advantage the short term, but getting caught up in the legal problems of your law suit will almost always be more trouble than it’s worth!