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Merchants Beware: After a Recent Court Decision, Printing any Part of the Expiration Date on a Credit or Debit Card Receipt May be a Willful Violation of Federal Law

Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, or FACTA, retailers, hotels and restaurants that accept credit or debit cards may not print the expiration date or more than the last five digits of the card number on any electronically printed receipt provided at the point of sale.

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Music Licensing 101: The Basics for Hotel & Restaurant Operators

Under federal copyright law, the owner of a music copyright has the exclusive right to “perform the copyrighted work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.” 17 U.S.C. § 106(6). If you play music in your business, you may be liable for copyright infringement if you do not first obtain a license from the copyright holder or from a performance rights organization.