2012 New York Consolidated Laws
PEN - Penal
Part 3 - SPECIFIC OFFENSES
Title P - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC SAFETY
Article 275 - (275.00 - 275.45) OFFENSES RELATING TO UNAUTHORIZED RECORDING
275.00 - Definitions.


NY Penal L § 275.00 (2012) What's This?
 
  § 275.00 Definitions.
    The following definitions are applicable to this article:
    1.  "Person"  means  any individual, firm, partnership, corporation or
  association.
    2. "Owner" means (a) the person who owns, or has the exclusive license
  in the United States to reproduce or the exclusive license in the United
  States to distribute to the public copies  of  the  sounds  fixed  in  a
  master  phonograph  record, master disc, master tape, master film or any
  other device used for reproducing sounds on phonograph  records,  discs,
  tapes,  films, videocassettes, or any other articles upon which sound is
  recorded, and from which the transferred recorded  sounds  are  directly
  derived;  or  (b)  the person who owns the rights to record or authorize
  the recording of a live performance.
    3. "Fixed" means embodied in a recording by or under the authority  of
  the  author,  so  that  the matter embodied is sufficiently permanent or
  stable  to  permit  it  to  be  perceived,  reproduced,   or   otherwise
  communicated for a period of more than transitory duration.
    4. "Performer" means the person or persons appearing in a performance.
    5. "Performance" means, whether live before an audience or transmitted
  by  wire  or  through  the  air  by  radio  or television, a recitation,
  rendering, or playing of a series of images, musical, spoken,  or  other
  sounds, or a combination of images and sounds, in an audible sequence.
    6.  "Recording" means an original phonograph record, disc, tape, audio
  or video cassette, wire, film, hard drive, flash drive, memory  card  or
  other  data  storage  device  or  any other medium on which such sounds,
  images, or both sounds and images are or can be  recorded  or  otherwise
  stored,  or  a  copy or reproduction that duplicates in whole or in part
  the original.

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