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  436.150.  Definitions. — As used in sections 436.150 to 436.163, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Copyright owner", the owner of a copyright of a nondramatic musical work other than a motion picture or other audiovisual works recognized and enforceable under the copyright laws of the United States pursuant to Title 17 of the United States Code;

  (2)  "Performing rights society", an association or corporation 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.;

  (3)  "Proprietor", the owner of a retail establishment, restaurant, inn, bar, tavern, sports or entertainment facility, not-for-profit organization, or any other similar place of business or professional office located in this state in which the public may assemble and in which nondramatic musical works may be performed, broadcast, or otherwise transmitted for the enjoyment of the members of the public there assembled;

  (4)  "Royalty" or "royalties", the fees payable by a proprietor to a performing rights society for the public performance of nondramatic musical.


(L. 1995 S.B. 355 § 1 subsec. 1)

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