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Facing the Music: The Risk of Copyright Infringement

by Ilse Scott
Hotel News Now
May 4, 2016

Ilse Scott's article, "Facing the Music: The Risk of Copyright Infringement," was published in Hotel News Now on May 4, 2016.

From the article...

“In the digital age, music is omnipresent and access is immediate.

Hotel operators, eager to improve the guest experience and elevate their brands, are assessing and enhancing the presentation of music at their properties. But along with the rise of online streaming, satellite radio and curated playlists comes the risk of copyright infringement. The hospitality industry is an easy target for such claims.

A hospitality establishment generally must have a license to legally play music to the public, regardless of the method of play, which may include hosting a live band in an on-site club or bar, streaming a playlist from an internet music service, or even playing music that you purchased and stored on your own iPod.”

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