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

The entertainment licensing fees paid to BMI, ASCAP, etc. will not protect you or your business if you have knowingly hired a PIRATE Karaoke Host. The copies of these music, the photos and lyrics shown on the watch’s screen, as well as the performances of these works in your venue, truly are illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer a huge number of song selections, and can’t offer proof of the legality, are pirates. YOU, as a Club, Venue or Event host could possibly be held legally and financially in charge of a pirate’s copyright and or trademark infringements. A venue owner who knowingly hires a contractor that is certainly in violation of the law, risks sanctions such as the possible loss with their liquor license. Your Entertainment Licenses will not cover a Pirate, or save you from possible prosecution!
“Individuals or Businesses that use a financial benefit from providing a chance for such infringing individuals or businesses to work, build a liability by themselves which enable it to be found to own vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted completely from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is about YOU because the person, or corporate representative responsible for employing said Karaoke Entertainment to determine the legal status of one’s entertainers. The easiest way would be to view their CD+G Discs, or ask for proof legal compliance. REAL discs are “original” factory labeled discs, NEVER “burned copies”. If Your Entertainers use digital formats such as PC, Laptop, or Hard-drive units, ask to view the initial discs that were loaded inside their system, or even a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or will not comply with your reasonable request, you’re ready to wish them well, point out the big mistake of these ways, and say GOOD-BYE!
Note: If you hire an entertainment company that has several KJ’s working together with several different systems, EACH system MUST be supported with it’s own individual group of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… should
microphone speaker

bluetooth karaoke microphone

microphone speaker
they aren’t, they may be PIRATES! Several systems cannot be covered by merely one pair of original discs or one group of licensed verifiable digital copies. It might be expensive, but it’s the LAW.
Little known fact:
The adjustments to 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 usage of copied (burned) Karaoke CD+Gs is just not legal for use 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 save you somewhat cash in the short term, but getting caught up in the legal problems of the 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. will not protect you or your business if you have knowingly hired a PIRATE Karaoke Host. The copies of these music, the photos and lyrics shown on the watch’s screen, as well as the performances of these works in your venue, truly are illegal.
DJ’s and KJ’s who offer a huge number of song selections, and can’t offer proof of the legality, are pirates. YOU, as a Club, Venue or Event host could possibly be held legally and financially in charge of a pirate’s copyright and or trademark infringements. A venue owner who knowingly hires a contractor that is certainly in violation of the law, risks sanctions such as the possible loss with their liquor license. Your Entertainment Licenses will not cover a Pirate, or save you from possible prosecution!
“Individuals or Businesses that use a financial benefit from providing a chance for such infringing individuals or businesses to work, build a liability by themselves which enable it to be found to own vicarious or contributory liability.”
(as quoted completely from: The KIAA WebSite)
It is about YOU because the person, or corporate representative responsible for employing said Karaoke Entertainment to determine the legal status of one’s entertainers. The easiest way would be to view their CD+G Discs, or ask for proof legal compliance. REAL discs are “original” factory labeled discs, NEVER “burned copies”. If Your Entertainers use digital formats such as PC, Laptop, or Hard-drive units, ask to view the initial discs that were loaded inside their system, or even a verifiable digital license. If they hand you excuses, or will not comply with your reasonable request, you’re ready to wish them well, point out the big mistake of these ways, and say GOOD-BYE!
Note: If you hire an entertainment company that has several KJ’s working together with several different systems, EACH system MUST be supported with it’s own individual group of Factory Original Discs or licensed verifiable copies… should
microphone speaker

bluetooth karaoke microphone

microphone speaker
they aren’t, they may be PIRATES! Several systems cannot be covered by merely one pair of original discs or one group of licensed verifiable digital copies. It might be expensive, but it’s the LAW.
Little known fact:
The adjustments to 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 usage of copied (burned) Karaoke CD+Gs is just not legal for use 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 save you somewhat cash in the short term, but getting caught up in the legal problems of the law suit will always be more trouble than it’s worth!