2018 Alaska Statutes
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 45. Trade Practices
Article 9. Copyright Royalties and Licensing.
Sec. 45.45.590. Definitions.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 45.45.590 (2018)

In AS 45.45.500 — 45.45.590,

(1) “business proprietor” means a person who owns a place of business in which the public may assemble and in which copyrighted musical works may be performed, broadcasted, or otherwise transmitted; in this paragraph, “place of business” includes a store, professional office, sports facility, entertainment facility, restaurant, hotel, or an alcoholic beverage establishment licensed under AS 04.11;

(2) “copyright owner” means the owner of a copyright of a musical work if the copyright is recognized and enforceable under 17 U.S.C.; “copyright owner” does not include the owner of a copyright in all or part of a motion picture or an audiovisual work;

(3) “musical work” means a nondramatic musical or similar work;

(4) “performing rights society” means an association or corporation that licenses the public performance of musical works on behalf of copyright owners, and includes Broadcast Music, Inc., SESAC, Inc., and The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers;

(5) “royalties” means the fees payable to a copyright owner or a performing rights society for the public performance of a musical work;

(6) “royalties contract” means a contract for the payment of royalties.

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