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Performers' Rights

Performers' Rights
6th Edition
Practice Area:  Media & Entertainment Law
ISBN:  9780414080911
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  20 Jul 2021
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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Performers’ Rights is the essential handbook for practitioners advising performers, their representatives, exploiters of performers’ rights and their representatives. It provides an in-depth treatment of performers’ statutory rights under Part II of the 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act and subsequent legislation, together with broad coverage of the legal position of performers more generally.
  • Explains the history of performers’ rights both internationally and in the United Kingdom
  • Analyses the conditions for the subsistence of performers’ rights and their duration
  • Explains the relationship between performers’ rights and recording rights
  • Discusses each type of infringement of performers’ rights – and the available defences
  • Explains proceedings – who can sue, who can be sued, and where – and the different remedies available
  • Covers moral rights as they apply to performers
  • Explains the various criminal offences
  • Analyses contracts which affect performers’ rights,, including assignment and licences
  • Covers other protections, such as copyright in dramatic and musical works and in sound recordings and films, and passing off
  • Sets out the protection in key countries, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the USA
  • Reproduces the relevant parts of legislation, rules, regulations, treaties, conventions and agreements
New to the 6th edition are:
  • Coverage of Brexit
  • Amendments to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 made by the Digital Economy Act 2017 and the Copyright and Related Rights (Marrakesh Treaty etc) (Amendment) Regulations 2018
  • The case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning copyright and related rights, and in particular the right of communication to the public
  • Domestic case law including Heythrop Zoological Gardens Ltd v Captive Animals Protection Society and Warner Music UK Ltd v TuneIn Inc

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  • The evolution of performers’ rights in the United Kingdom; 
  • Subsistence and duration; 
  • Ownership, licensing, equitable remuneration and the copyright tribunal;
  • Infringement; 
  • Permitted acts and defences; 
  • Civil proceedings; 
  • Moral rights; 
  • Criminal law; 
  • Performers’ contracts; 
  • Other forms of protection for performers; 
  • Performers’ rights in other countries; 
  • Appendices
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