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Copyrights myths and facts

I realised how there are so many myths that exist in the minds of people around us when I recently got into an argument with one of the people at my gym about music and licensing. So to give a little bit of a background, the lawyer in me urges me to go ask the shop owner/restaurant owner or any owner for that matter who play music in their premises, whether they have the license to do so. So I asked the manager at my gym whether or not they had obtained a license to play the music that they do. They did but apparently people at the gym think it is not necessary for them to get it. So this friend of mine next to me asks me “Why do they need a license to play music? The music is in the public domain”. Copyrights myths and facts!

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