First off, thanks for all of the advice in my older copyright thread, as well as all of the awesome copyright threads in the history on this board. My facility has been working to establish cleaner and revised policies for renters, and we've come to a sticky point.
Our clause says that it is the responsibility of the renter to obtain all necessary permissions. We don't check them or have an easy way to check - but I also know that ultimately the facility is as responsible for violations as the individual clients. How do some of the other facilities out there handle this? Do you require renters to supply proof of copyright permissions?
I'm mostly thinking music here. I know most theater groups are good about rights, along with major orchestras. But I know most dance groups and variety acts do not have permission, even though we never ask outright.