MIDI files copyright
From a legal perspective the Karaoke songs are fully considered both a work of art and a mean of record, reproduction, communication, distribution of music productions. On account of this midi files are protected by royalties, as audio cassette or compact disc record, and are subjected to the same legal regime (art. 171- 171bis, Law 633/41).
Copying, hiring, performing in public and distributing by any means, both for free or commercial purpose, are expressly forbidden by law. "Distribution" shall mean the transfer of the content to any other party. This includes, but is not limited to, selling or making the content available to other service providers, posting the content on peer-to-peer networks, and/or posting the content in online chat rooms, forums, or any other web site. It is expressly forbidden to use the MIDI file format for recording audio (both in MP3 or on Compact Disc) of individual tracks or the whole song.
M-Live Ltd is authorized by SIAE (Authors and Publishers' Italian Society) to sell digital on-line with license No. 1287/I/106.
All our files (Midi File GM/GS, Mp3 karaoke, MF3, MF4 e MF5) can contain lyrics scrolling in synchronous with the music. M-Live ltd has obtained rights for that use by musical publishers, holder of intellectual property rights on music played by above mentioned audio formats