The Independent Business Owners Association International, Inc. (IBOAI) is the advocacy organization for North American Independent Business Owners (IBOs) affiliated with Amway®. The IBOAI advises Amway on every facet of the North American business, from products and promotions to operations and business guidelines. The IBOAI and Amway are dedicated to partnering for success with your input, support and participation.
As an IBO, you have taken on greater responsibilities as a business owner engaged in a commercial activity. While there are certain activities in which you can engage that are unrelated to your IB, the right to engage in those same activities in your Independent Business may be more limited. Your interaction and communication with other IBOs will likely be viewed as intended to enhance and further your Independent Business. The information below is designed to provide you with helpful tips about what is permissible and what may be prohibited under applicable Copyright laws in the U.S. and Canada.
Please visit (Music Copyrights Guides) for instruction on how to purchase and use music/video.
Remember, anytime it's used by an IBO with other IBOs. Prospects or Customers, it will be characterized as intended for commercial purposes in the IBO's Amway business.
Statutory damages can result in as much as $150,000 per incident.
FOR THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF THIS INFORMATION, PLEASE REFER REGULARLY TO THE COMPLETE MUSIC AND & VIDEO COPYRIGHT GUIDELINES ON THE IBOAI WEBSITE.
Music copyrights are very complex matters. This "Music Copyrights Guide," another service provided to IBOs by the IBOAI, can help guide your use of copyrighted music with up-to-date information, a Q&A section, and licensing contact details - for both the U.S. and Canada.
The internet has made it easy to find and view videos on a wide variety of topics, some of which may help an IBO grow his or her business. However, IBOs must ensure that they have secured the appropriate licenses to use any video material (including audio, video, and imagery within the video) before sharing these videos with others at meetings, IBO functions, online, or elsewhere. Failure to obtain legal usage rights could result in copyright and/or privacy infringement.
This document/information is provided for general educational purposes only. It should not be construed or relied upon as the giving of legal advice by the Independent Business Owners Association International, Inc. (IBOAI). You may wish to consult a copyright attorney in the U.S. or Canada to ensure that you are not infringing the copyright rights of others.