The Introduction of Performers' Moral Rights: Part 1
European Intellectual Property Review, p. 552, 2006
Posted: 14 Nov 2006
The Performances (Moral Rights, etc) Regulations 2006 came into force in the UK in February 2006. They introduce attribution/paternity and integrity rights for performers, allowing the UK to meet its international obligations in this area. However, the implementation method has been strongly criticised, and performers' groups have argued that the rights are too narrow, and are subject to too many limitations and defences. This is the first part of a two-part article which examines the Regulations in detail, as well as the controversy surrounding their implementation. It considers what they mean in practical terms for performers and broadcasters, record companies and others who have obligations under the Regulations.
Keywords: copyright, performers' rights, uk law, international intellectual property law, WIPO Copyright Treaties
JEL Classification: K11, K33, O34
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