As used in this chapter:
 1. “Copyright owner” means the owner of a copyright of a nondramatic musical work recognized and enforceable under the copyright laws of the United States under 17 U.S.C. §101 et seq.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 549.2

  • Copyright owner: means the owner of a copyright of a nondramatic musical work recognized and enforceable under the copyright laws of the United States under 17 U. See Iowa Code 549.2
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Performing rights society: means an association or corporation, including an agent or employee of the association or corporation, that licenses the public performance of a nondramatic musical work on behalf of a copyright owner, including the American society of composers, authors and publishers (ASCAP), broadcast music, inc. See Iowa Code 549.2
  • Proprietor: means the owner of a retail establishment, restaurant, inn, bar, tavern, or any other similar place of business located in this state in which the public may assemble and in which nondramatic musical works may be performed, broadcast, or otherwise transmitted. See Iowa Code 549.2
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. “Performing rights society” means an association or corporation, including an agent or employee of the association or corporation, that licenses the public performance of a nondramatic musical work on behalf of a copyright owner, including the American society of composers, authors and publishers (ASCAP), broadcast music, inc. (BMI), and the society of European stage authors and composers, inc. (SESAC).
 3. “Proprietor” means the owner of a retail establishment, restaurant, inn, bar, tavern, or any other similar place of business located in this state in which the public may assemble and in which nondramatic musical works may be performed, broadcast, or otherwise transmitted.
 4. “Royalty” or “royalties” means the license fee or fees payable by a proprietor to a performing rights society for the public performance of a nondramatic musical work.