On October 22, the China Audiovisual Copyright Collective Management Association (hereinafter referred to as the “Sound Collection Association”) issued an announcement requesting KTV terminal production managers and karaoke operators to delete or stop providing more than 6,000 consumers before October 31 this year. Musical TV works. On November 8, the reporter learned from the Chengdu Cultural and Entertainment Industry Association that more than 20 KTVs in Chengdu have reached an agreement and plan to file a lawsuit against the Music Association.
According to the reporter's understanding, some of the songs in the KTV of Chengdu have been or are being released from the announcement. Others are watching and hope to solve the problem through more scientific methods. "Our music library is very large, more than 6,000 songs have been removed, although it has not had much impact on us in the short term. But the business is good or bad depends on long-term feedback. If the sound collection association suddenly informs us again With a batch, our operation is quite difficult." The operator of a well-known KTV chain store in Chengdu told reporters.
In the survey, most KTV operators expressed dissatisfaction with the practice of the sound collection association. An operator who has already released the song list said, "The order is to obey the management, but the announcement and explanation of the sound collection association are very unsatisfactory. First, because we have not discussed with us before, the second is Obviously, we have signed an agreement. We pay a lot of money every year. Any copyright issue should be handled by us for negotiation. Now we are temporarily repenting." Most of the more than 6,000 songs put forward by the Music Association are not high. The statement of the track, the operator said, "is not a question of click volume, but a question of agreement integrity."
At the same time, the reporter learned from Liu Shaode, the head of the Chengdu Cultural and Entertainment Industry Association. At present, more than 20 KTVs have reached an agreement, hoping to solve the problem through legal channels, and plan to file a lawsuit against the sound collection association. "Since the implementation of the fee agreement system, the sound collection association should manage and be responsible for us. We will not notify us of the removal of copyright after the copyright issue, but we should actively communicate with the copyright party to protect our rights and interests." At the same time, Liu Shaode said that they I respect intellectual property very much, but I also hope to get a fair deal. According to him, there are some classic songs in this batch of songs that have been removed from the game, which has already had a certain impact on KTV's business. If this situation occurs for a long time, the KTV market will inevitably become chaotic.
(Article source: Huaxi Dushi Bao)