Coin-Operated Phonorecord Player [Patents] Law and Legal Definition

According to 37 CFR 254.2 [Title 37 -- Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights; Chapter II -- Copyright Office, Library of Congress; Subchapter B -- Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Rules and Procedures; Part 254 -- Adjustment of Royalty Rate for Coin-Operated Phonorecord Players], the term coin-operated phonorecord player “is a machine or device that:

(a) Is employed solely for the performance of nondramatic musical works by means of phonorecords upon being activated by insertion of coins, currency, tokens, or other monetary units or their equivalent;

(b) Is located in an establishment making no direct or indirect charge for admission;

(c) Is accompanied by a list of the titles of all the musical works available for performance on it, which list is affixed to the phonorecord player or posted in the establishment in a prominent position where it can be readily examined by the public; and

(d) Affords a choice of works available for performance and permits the choice to be made by the patrons of the establishment in which it is located.”