February 28, 2020
Japanese Society for Rights of Authors,
Composers and Publishers
Judgement on Lawsuit for Confirmation of Absence of Right to Claim
in Musical Instrument Classes
In regards to the lawsuit which was filed by musical instrument class operators against JASRAC, the Tokyo District Court (with Judge Sato Tatsubumi presiding) fully supported JASRAC's claim and passed judgement, dismissing all requests filed by musical instrument class operators of the confirmation of the absence of right to claim, on the grounds that any performance of works administered by JASRAC in musical instrument classes is protected by copyright regardless of how the works are used (performed by teachers or students, or performance of sound recordings).
JASRAC acknowledges this judgement to be a full recognition of its claims. With this judgement, JASRAC will strive to gain the understanding of musical instrument class operators, and will continue to strive for the development of music culture through the distribution of remuneration back to creators.
JASRAC-International Relations Department: