Performers' Rights is the definitive text on the protection of performers' rights in their works. This timely new edition takes into account the implementation of the EC Copyright Directive into UK law, and fully considers its impact on performers' rights. It also includes major developments in case law, such as the SENA v NOS decision of the ECJ on equitable remuneration, the Experience Hendrix v PPX decision of the Court of Appeal on damages for breach of contract, and the Court of Appeal decision in Beckingham v Hodgens on a performer's authorship of copyright. It covers the impact of the Internet (including Napster and the growth of file sharing) and looks in detail at areas of increased importance since the last edition, such as collecting societies and equitable remuneration. A new chapter on performers' contracts deals with the terms relating to the consent to exploitation and the contrasting requirements of performers and exploiters.
New edition of the leading text on the protection of performers' rights
Thoroughly updated to cover new legislation, case law, and the impact of the Internet
The new chapter examines performer's contracts - an area of huge practical importance
Extensive international coverage reflecting the fact that practitioners are often called upon to advise on international rights issues