Terms Used In Iowa Code 549.6

  • 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
 This chapter shall not be construed to prohibit a performing rights society from conducting investigations to determine the existence of music use by a proprietor or informing a proprietor of the proprietor’s obligations under the federal copyright law, 17 U.S.C. §101 et seq.