Related Rights in United States Law

AMI TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR AUTEURS-, MEDIA & INFORMATIERECHT (2018)

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-59

29 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2018 Last revised: 14 Nov 2018

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Daniel J. Gervais

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Date Written: October 16, 2018

Abstract

The article defines the notion or related (or neighboring) rights. These are rights granted to categories of persons involved in the production and dissemination of musical, audiovisual and other copyrighted works, in particular, performers, producers of sound recordings and broadcasters. It is widely thought that US law contains no such rights because sound recordings have "normal" copyright protection. The Article describes US law and explains why the conclusion that related rights do not exist in US law may be misguided.

Keywords: related rights, neighboring rights, performers, actors, sound recordings, Rome Convention, WPPT, bootlegging

JEL Classification: K11, L82

Suggested Citation

Gervais, Daniel J., Related Rights in United States Law (October 16, 2018). AMI TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR AUTEURS-, MEDIA & INFORMATIERECHT (2018); Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-59. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3267501

Daniel J. Gervais (Contact Author)

Vanderbilt University - Law School ( email )

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