2015 Oregon Revised Statutes
Volume : 14 - Trade Practices, Labor and Employment
Chapter 647 - Trademarks and Service Marks; Music Royalties
Section 647.715 - Prohibited conduct.
(1) A performing rights society or any agent or employee thereof shall not:
(a) Enter onto the premises of a proprietor’s business for the purpose of discussing or inquiring about a contract for the payment of royalties with the proprietor or the proprietor’s employees, without first providing identification to the proprietor or the proprietor’s employees and making known to them the purpose of the discussion or inquiry;
(b) Engage in any coercive conduct, act or practice that is substantially disruptive to a proprietor’s business;
(c) Use or attempt to use any unfair or deceptive act or practice in negotiating with a proprietor; or
(d) Fail to comply with or fulfill the obligations imposed by ORS 647.705 and 647.710.
(2) Nothing in ORS 647.700 to 647.730 shall be construed to prohibit a performing rights society from conducting investigations to determine the existence of music use by a proprietor or informing a proprietor of the proprietor’s obligation under the copyright laws of the United States pursuant to title 17 of the United States Code (P.L. 94-553, 17 U.S.C. 101 et seq.).
[1997 c.236 §4]
Note: See note under 647.700.
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