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Description - International Protection of Performers Rights by Owen Morgan

With the development of technology such as films, sound recordings and the Internet, performers have lost control over the exploitation of their performances. The perceived need to protect performers on an international basis - that is, in states in which they are foreigners - has led to provisions being included in three international instruments (the Rome Convention (1961), TRIPS (1994), and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (1996)) that together form an international system of performers' rights. This text provides a comparative analysis of the protection afforded to performers in the international instruments. Although the focus is on establishing whether the international instruments provide an appropriate system of protection, attention is given to the key underlying issues: from whom or from what do performers need protection; can protection for performers be justified; and what is a performance? Where appropriate, examples of domestic legislation and cases are drawn from the UK and other common law jurisdictions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841132853
ISBN-10: 1841132853
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Owen Morgan

Owen Morgan teaches commercial law at the University of Auckland where he specializes in intellectual property issues.