Comparative Analysis of Collective Administration of Performance in Australia and Nigeria
(2015) Ife Journal of International and Comparative Law (IJCL) Part 1&2, pp. 254-269.
19 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2016
Date Written: 2015
The use of a musical or dramatic work has resulted in interplay between mechanical rights and performing rights. In many jurisdictions mechanical/performing rights are collectively administered through Collective Management Organizations (CMO). This paper highlights collective administration of rights as the core of effective management of performers’ rights; examines collective administration of performance in Nigeria and Australia; compares both and identifies the challenges of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) in effectively administering musical works and sound recordings; it concludes with recommendations that will enhance the effectiveness of COSON in years to come.
Keywords: Collective Administration, mechanical rights, performing rights
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