(a) No representative or agent of a performing rights
society may do any of the following:
(1) Discuss with the proprietor or the proprietor's employee, a
contract for payment of royalties by a proprietor or the use of
copyrighted works by the proprietor, without first identifying
himself or herself to the proprietor or the proprietor's employees.
(2) Engage in any coercive conduct, act, or practice that is
substantially disruptive of a proprietor's business, or use or
attempt to use a fraudulent act, as defined in Section 1572 of the
(3) Fail to comply with Section 21751, 21751.5, or 21752.
(b) This chapter does not prohibit a copyright owner or 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 Title 17 of the United States Code.