Section 13A-8-80

"Owner" defined.

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the term "owner," as used in this article, shall mean the person who owns, or has the exclusive license in the United States to reproduce or the exclusive license in the United States to distribute to the public copies of the original fixation of sounds embodied in the master phonograph record, master disc, master tape, master film or other device used for reproducing recorded sounds on phonograph records, discs, tapes, films, videocassettes or other articles now known or later developed on which sound is recorded and from which the transferred sounds are directly or indirectly derived, or the person who owns the rights to record or to authorize the recording of a live performance.

(Acts 1975, No. 1063, p. 2125, §1; Code 1975, §13-3-150; Acts 1989, No. 89-532, p. 1089, §1.)