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Your Hotel Stay and Music Copyright

Have you checked into a hotel recently, and logged into their WiFi service?

If so, you may well have been confronted with a copyright notice similar to the one above, from Hilton Hotels.

They are making it very clear that copyright infringement, whether its related to movies, music, video games, or TV shows, is not allowed in their hotels, and using their internet services.

It further highlights the growing general awareness of music copyright infringement issues, and the measures individuals and organizations are taking to protect themselves.

This is being done because of the costly consequences of infringement - in the sports and performing arts space, this applies to sports participants themselves, their sports / performing arts governing bodies, and online / broadcast partners.

For example, in February 2022 lawyers acting for brothers Robert and Aron Marderosian, otherwise known as music duo Heavy Young Heathens, filed a copyright infringement complaint with the United States District Court, Central District of California against Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier (Team USA silver medal winning figure skating pair), US Figure Skating, broadcasters NBC, associated video on demand platform Peacock, and their parent company the telecommunications and media conglomerate ComCast Corp. for using their recording of "The House of the Rising Sun" without permission.

Incidents like this one, which was related to only a single track and could end up costing the figure skaters $150,000, is what ClicknClear is here to prevent. We provide:

  • Music licenses containing all the right needed for sports and performing arts routines from BOTH the owners of the recordings (record labels) AND the song itself (publishing), and

  • Online license verification tools to allow participants and sports administrators to understand, verify, and manage the music licenses being used in order to protect themselves against copyright infringement.


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