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 in case you have knowingly hired a PIRATE Karaoke Host. The copies with their music, the images and lyrics shown on screen, and the performances of those works inside your venue, are indeed illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer 1000s of song selections, and can’t offer proof of these legality, are pirates. YOU, like a Club, Venue or Event host could possibly be held legally and financially accountable for a pirate’s copyright or trademark infringements. A venue owner who knowingly hires a contractor that is certainly in violation with the law, risks sanctions such as the possible loss of these liquor license. Your Entertainment Licenses will not cover a Pirate, or shield you from possible prosecution!
“Individuals or Businesses that have a financial make use of providing a chance for such infringing individuals or businesses to operate, build a liability for themselves and can be found to possess vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted completely from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is about YOU since the person, or corporate representative in charge of employing said Karaoke Entertainment to look for the legal status of your respective entertainers. The easiest way is 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 like PC, Laptop, or Hard-drive units, ask to view the initial discs which were loaded to their system, or a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or don’t comply with your reasonable request, it is time to wish them well, explain larger than fifteen of their ways, and say GOOD-BYE!
Note: If you hire an entertainment company containing several KJ’s dealing with several unique systems, EACH system MUST be supported with it’s own individual list of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… when they aren’t, they may be PIRATES! Several systems is not protected by only one set of original discs or one list of licensed verifiable digital copies. It may 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 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 help you save just a bluetooth speaker with microphone
bluetooth karaoke microphone
bluetooth speaker with microphone little profit the short term, but getting caught up in 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. will not likely protect you or your business in case you have knowingly hired a PIRATE Karaoke Host. The copies with their music, the images and lyrics shown on screen, and the performances of those works inside your venue, are indeed illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer 1000s of song selections, and can’t offer proof of these legality, are pirates. YOU, like a Club, Venue or Event host could possibly be held legally and financially accountable for a pirate’s copyright or trademark infringements. A venue owner who knowingly hires a contractor that is certainly in violation with the law, risks sanctions such as the possible loss of these liquor license. Your Entertainment Licenses will not cover a Pirate, or shield you from possible prosecution!
“Individuals or Businesses that have a financial make use of providing a chance for such infringing individuals or businesses to operate, build a liability for themselves and can be found to possess vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted completely from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is about YOU since the person, or corporate representative in charge of employing said Karaoke Entertainment to look for the legal status of your respective entertainers. The easiest way is 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 like PC, Laptop, or Hard-drive units, ask to view the initial discs which were loaded to their system, or a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or don’t comply with your reasonable request, it is time to wish them well, explain larger than fifteen of their ways, and say GOOD-BYE!
Note: If you hire an entertainment company containing several KJ’s dealing with several unique systems, EACH system MUST be supported with it’s own individual list of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… when they aren’t, they may be PIRATES! Several systems is not protected by only one set of original discs or one list of licensed verifiable digital copies. It may 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 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 help you save just a bluetooth speaker with microphone
bluetooth karaoke microphone
bluetooth speaker with microphone little profit the short term, but getting caught up in the legal problems of the law suit will almost always be more trouble than it’s worth!