The Protection of Performers Under U.S. Law in Comparative Perspective
IP Theory: Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 8, 2015
19 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2015
Date Written: May 8, 2015
The Garcia v Google case raised fundamental questions about US law as it applies to performed works. This Essay uses a comparative lens to shed some hopefully useful light on the debate. The Essay proceeds essentially in two parts. First, the Essay explores and critiques the international protection of performers’ rights using both history and policy as focal points. The following part describes the protection of performers and other owners of “related rights” in US law and explains the differences that adopting a related rights regime would bring about in the United States.
Keywords: Performers, audiovisual, actors, copyright, free-standing contribution, related right, neighboring right
JEL Classification: K30, L82
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