As used in this section and section 1349.81 of the Revised Code:
(A) "Performing group" means a vocal or instrumental group seeking to use the name of a recording group that previously released a commercial sound recording under the recording group's name.
(B) "Recording group" means a vocal or instrumental group that includes at least one member who satisfies both of the following criteria:
(1) The member previously released a commercial sound recording under the vocal or instrumental group's name.
(2) The member has a legal right to the vocal or instrumental group's name by virtue of use of or operation under that group name or affiliation with the group.
(C) "Commercial sound recording" means a work that results from the fixation on a material object of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds, regardless of the nature of the material object, including, but not limited to, a compact disc, cassette tape, or phonograph album in which sounds are embodied.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.31, SB 84, §1, eff. 9/30/2011.
Effective Date: 2008 SB269 04-07-2009