To be filled in by all people bring music into the venue
Can I be fined or jailed for music piracy?
Under the Copyright Act, infringement of copyright by illegally copying (including over the internet), selling, distributing, importing, performing or having in your possession illegal discs, illegal MP3 files, attracts maximum penalties of up to $60,500 or 5 years imprisonment for each infringement. For corporation, the penalties are up to 5 times greater. Under changes to the Copyright Act the police can also issue an on-the-spot fine of $1320 and seize pirate music and equipment.
Can I copy legitimate music I own onto compilation CDs or my computer to play at gigs, venues or Hall?
The purchase of a CD only gives you the right to own the physical disc, to play it privately, and to pass on the same physical disc to another person. This means that copying music from a CD, without the permission of all relevant copyright owners, is an infringement of copyright except in limited circumstances. The same applies to digital music. Changes to the Copyright Act allow you to copy music legitimately obtained for your private and domestic use on another device that you own eg. from CD to your computer or from digital format to CDs. However, this does not extend to copying music for use at your gigs or in a jukebox or karaoke device or at venues for public performance.
MUSIC IN BARS , HOTELS , NIGHT CLUB, FUNCTION CENTRE, HALL, CAFE, RESTAURANT, CLUB, SHOP
Can I be responsible for third parties like DJs, karaoke jockeys, jukebox operators or any person playing pirate music at my venue?
As the owner or operator of premises, you may be held liable for authorizing copyright infringement at your premises by allowing a third party such as a DJ, karaoke jockey or jukebox operator or any person to use pirate music. From a risk management perspective it may be wise to raise these issues with your third party providers. If you are suspicious that third party provider is not doing the right thing, for example they are using burnt CDs/ DVDs illegal MP3 files, Jukebox or karaoke with out MIPI Barcode Stickers then contact MIPI
Toll free: 1800 06 16 16 or (02) 8569 1177 www.mipi.com.au
How can I legally use music in wedding or other domestic videos?
The Australian music industry understands the importance of music in wedding and other personal videos and has provided a practical solution in the form of a joint licence between songwriters and record labels for the use of music in these circumstances. If you want to use music in wedding or other domestic videos then you can get a Domestic Use Video Licence (DUVL) from AMCOS I ARIA. There are two licences available: a single event licence and an annual licence. For further details contact the Non-retail Licensing Department of APRA|AMCOS on (02) 9935 7900 or check out:
Do I need any licences to perform at a club or other venue?
If you are performing cover versions of songs that are not your own words or music then generally the venue (for example, the club, hotel, nightclub or restaurant) needs a public performance licence from APRA in order to allow you to perform the music in public. However, in circumstances where you are performing at a venue that would not ordinarily require a licence, you may need to get an APRA public performance licence in your own right.
DJs, Karaoke Host, Karaoke, Jukebox
Do I need any licences to DJ at a club or other venue?
Yes, generally the venue (for example, the club, hotel, nightclub or restaurant) needs a public performance licence from APRA and PPCA in order to allow you to play legitimately obtained music in public. However, in circumstances where you are performing at a venue that would not ordinarily require a licence, you may need to get an APRA or PPCA public performance licence in your own right.
PPCA Licence No APRA Licence No ..
Jukebox MIPI No Karaoke MIPI No
All Music I (Full Name) .
Of (Your Address)
am bringing to the venue [INSERT NAME AND ADDRESS OF VENUE] (the Venue) has been legitimately obtained and has been made with the licence of the relevant copyright owners. I confirm that I have not downloaded or copied any music without the licences of the relevant copyright owners. I understand that if this information is incorrect then I may be liable for copyright infringement and any damage suffered by the Venue as a result.
Dated: / / .
SIGNED by (signature) . ..(Print Full Name) .. .. .
In The presence of:(Venue Staff ) (Print Full Name) ..
Witness by (signature) (Print Full Name) .. .
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