Local Businesses Continue to Get Sued by PROs

Here’s a story coming out of New Jersey that describes the methods PROs employ to make examples of local business owners who didn’t pay music licensing fees. According to this USA Today article, BMI sought legal action against more than 160 businesses in 2014 for copyright violations. About a half dozen New Jersey bars and restaurants were sued for alleged infringements and one restaurant was forced to pay BMI $24,000 for playing four songs without a music license. 

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