MONOPOLIES AND TRADE PRACTICES
MUSIC LICENSING AND COPYRIGHT ENFORCEMENT ACT
48-1302. Definitions. As used in this chapter:
(1) "Copyright owner" means the owner of a copyright of a nondramatic musical or similar work recognized and enforceable 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. sec. 101 et seq.).
(2) "Nondramatic" means the public performance of a recorded, broadcast, or live musical work; except that "nondramatic" shall not mean the performance of a dramatic work including a play.
(3) "Performing rights society" means an association or corporation that licenses the public performances 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.
(4) "Proprietor" means the owner of a retail establishment, restaurant, inn, bar, tavern, sports or entertainment facility or any other similar place of business or professional office located in the state in which the public may assemble and in which nondramatic musical works or similar copyrighted works may be performed, broadcast or otherwise transmitted for the enjoyment of members of the public there assembled.
(5) "Royalty" or "royalties" means the fees payable to a copyright owner or performing rights society for the public performance of nondramatic musical or other similar works.
[48-1302, added 1996, ch. 330, sec. 1, p. 1124.]