2018 Alaska Statutes
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 45. Trade Practices
Article 9. Copyright Royalties and Licensing.
Sec. 45.45.500. Notice required before contract.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 45.45.500 (2018)

A copyright owner or a performing rights society may not enter into, or offer to enter into, a contract for the payment of royalties by a business proprietor unless at the time of the offer, or within 72 hours before entering into the contract, the copyright owner or performing rights society provides to the business proprietor a notice containing

(1) the rates and terms of the royalties under the contract, including any sliding scale, discounts, or reductions in rates on any basis, for which the business proprietor may be eligible, and any scheduled increases or decreases in rates during the term of the contract;

(2) in the case of a performing rights society, a toll free number from which the business proprietor may obtain answers to inquiries concerning musical works and copyright owners represented by the performing rights society; and

(3) in the case of a performing rights society, notice that the most recent available list of the members or affiliates represented by the performing rights society and the most recent available list of the copyrighted musical works in the performing rights society's repertoire will be available on electronic media through the Cabaret Hotel and Restaurant Retail Association at the expense of the performing rights society.

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