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 nature and duration of performers’ rights, including the key case law
- Sets out the key definitions, including “performers”, “ownership” and “broadcasting”, as well as the categories of live performance
- 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 the contracts available to protect rights, including assignment and licences
- Covers other protections, such as authorship, copyright 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 and USA
- Reproduces the relevant parts of legislation, rules, regulations, treaties, conventions and agreements
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