§ 445.2101 Short title
§ 445.2102 Definitions
§ 445.2103 Performing rights society; duties
§ 445.2104 Performing rights society; contract for payment of royalties; conditions
§ 445.2105 Contract for payment of royalties; requirements
§ 445.2106 Performing rights society; prohibited acts
§ 445.2107 Civil action
§ 445.2108 Applicability of act

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 445 > Act 430 of 2000 - Music Royalty Practices Act

  • Adoptee: means the individual who is to be adopted, regardless of whether the individual is a child or an adult. See Michigan Laws 710.22
  • Adult former sibling: means an individual who is 18 years of age or older and is related to an adult adoptee either biologically or through adoption by at least 1 common parent, regardless of whether the adult former sibling ever lived in the same household as the adult adoptee. See Michigan Laws 710.22
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Central adoption registry: means the registry established by the department under section 27b of this chapter to control the release of identifying adoption information. See Michigan Laws 710.22
  • Child: means an individual less than 18 years of age. See Michigan Laws 710.22
  • Child placing agency: means a private organization licensed under 1973 PA 116, MCL 722. See Michigan Laws 710.22
  • Consent: means a document in which all parental rights over a specific child are voluntarily relinquished to the court for placement with a specific adoptive parent. See Michigan Laws 710.22
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Copyright laws: means those laws specified pursuant to title 17 of the United States Code, 17 U. See Michigan Laws 445.2102
  • Copyright owner: means the owner of a copyright of a musical work recognized and enforceable under the copyright laws. See Michigan Laws 445.2102
  • 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.
  • Court: means the family division of circuit court of this state, or if the context requires, the court having jurisdiction over adoption in another state or country. See Michigan Laws 710.22
  • Court: means the family division of circuit court. See Michigan Laws 712.1
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the family independence agency. See Michigan Laws 710.22
  • Department: means the department of human services. See Michigan Laws 712.1
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Emergency service provider: means a uniformed or otherwise identified employee or contractor of a fire department, hospital, or police station when that individual is inside the premises and on duty. See Michigan Laws 712.1
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fire department: means an organized fire department as that term is defined in section 1 of the fire prevention code, 1941 PA 207, MCL 29. See Michigan Laws 712.1
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Hospital: means a hospital that is licensed under article 17 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333. See Michigan Laws 712.1
  • in writing: shall be construed to include printing, engraving, and lithographing; except that if the written signature of a person is required by law, the signature shall be the proper handwriting of the person or, if the person is unable to write, the person's proper mark, which may be, unless otherwise expressly prohibited by law, a clear and classifiable fingerprint of the person made with ink or another substance. See Michigan Laws 8.3q
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lawyer-guardian ad litem: means an attorney appointed under section 2 of this chapter. See Michigan Laws 712.1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Newborn: means a child who a physician reasonably believes to be not more than 72 hours old. See Michigan Laws 712.1
  • oath: shall be construed to include the word "affirmation" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath; and in like cases the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed". See Michigan Laws 8.3k
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Performing rights society: means an association, corporation, or other entity that licenses the nondramatic public performance, broadcast, or transmittal of musical works on behalf of copyright owners including, but not limited to, the American society of composers, authors, and publishers; broadcast music, inc. See Michigan Laws 445.2102
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 8.3l
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 710.22
  • Police station: means that term as defined in section 43 of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257. See Michigan Laws 712.1
  • Proprietor: means the owner of a retail establishment, restaurant, inn, bar, tavern, sports or entertainment facility, not-for-profit organization, or any other place of business or professional office located in this state in which the public may assemble and in which musical works are publicly and nondramatically performed, broadcast, or transmitted for the enjoyment of the members of the public assembled in that place. See Michigan Laws 445.2102
  • Release: means a document in which all parental rights over a specific child are voluntarily relinquished to the department or to a child placing agency. See Michigan Laws 710.22
  • Royalties: means the fees payable by a proprietor to a performing rights society for the nondramatic public performance, broadcast, or transmittal of musical works. See Michigan Laws 445.2102
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  • United States: shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o