Commentary

133 Interference with technical measures or rights management information and unauthorised reception of transmissions

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA vol 15(1) commentary, music industry documentation
| Commentary

133 Interference with technical measures or rights management information and unauthorised reception of transmissions

| Commentary

133 Interference with technical measures or rights management information and unauthorised reception of transmissions

Both the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty require signatory states to provide adequate legal protection and effective legal remedies for the benefit of authors, performers and producers of phonograms against the circumvention of technical measures taken to protect their rights and against the unauthorised removal or alteration of electronic rights management information1. Council Directive (EC) 2001/29 contains similar provisions2 and these were implemented in UK legislation by the Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 2003/2498 which introduced a number of significant changes into UK legislation.

These changes are noteworthy for a number of reasons. First, they introduce into UK legislation a new type of right which is not a right of copyright nor strictly speaking a ‘related right’ in the sense such a term has traditionally been referred to in international legislation (although the rights are clearly related

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