June 13, 2017
Japanese Society for Rights of Authors,
Composers and Publishers
JASRAC Takes Simultaneous Legal Action against Beauty Salons and other Facilities that Use Background Music
Today, JASRAC filed a petition for civil conciliation with summary courts against 352 facilities operated by 178 businesses, which have not completed procedures for copyright clearance even though they are using background music (hereafter “BGM”).
This petition included 205 beauty salons operated by 163 businesses.
JASRAC has widely disseminated information on the necessity to obtain copyright licenses for the use of BGM through its website and various media. JASRAC will continue to develop cooperative relations with industry organizations and BGM providers, and work to accelerate various activities to promote legitimate use of BGM.
JASRAC-International Relations Department: