New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Producing Unpublished, Undedicated or Copyrighted Opera or Dramatic Composition, Without Consent of Owner
31.03. Producing unpublished, undedicated or copyrighted opera or dramatic composition, without consent of owner. Any person who causes to be publicly performed or represented for profit any unpublished, undedicated or copyrighted dramatic composition, or musical composition known as an opera, without the consent of its owner or proprietor, or who, knowing that such dramatic or musical composition is unpublished, undedicated or copyrighted and without the consent of its owner or proprietor, permits, aids or takes part in such a performance or representation, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.