Related Rights in United States Law
AMI TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR AUTEURS-, MEDIA & INFORMATIERECHT (2018)
29 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2018 Last revised: 14 Nov 2018
Date Written: October 16, 2018
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
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