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Performers' Rights 5th ed

ISBN13: 9780414038783
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847037879
Published: December 2015
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £285.00

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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 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

Intellectual Property Law, Media and Entertainment Law
The Evolution of Performers’ Rights
in the UK
Subsistence and Duration
Licensing, Equitable Remuneration and the
Copyright Tribunal
Permitted Acts
and Defences
Moral rights
Performers’ Contracts
Other Forms of
Protection for Performers
Performers’ Rights in
Other Countries