Subdivision 1. Terms.
For purposes of sections
, the terms defined in
this section have the meanings given them.
Subd. 2. Copyright owner.
"Copyright owner" means the owner of a copyright of a
nondramatic musical work recognized and enforceable under the copyright laws of the United
States under United States Code, title 17, sections 101 to 810.
Subd. 3. Performing rights society.
"Performing rights society" means an association,
corporation, or other entity that licenses the public performance of nondramatic musical works on
behalf of copyright owners, such as the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
(ASCAP); Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI); and SESAC, Inc.
Subd. 4. Proprietor.
"Proprietor" means the owner of a retail establishment, office,
restaurant, inn, bar, tavern, or any other similar establishment or place of business located in
this state in which the public may assemble and in which nondramatic musical works may be
performed, broadcast, or otherwise transmitted.
Subd. 5. Royalty or royalties.
"Royalty" or "royalties" means the license fees payable by a
proprietor to a performing rights society for the public performance of nondramatic musical works.
History: 1996 c 336 s 1