| Commentary

143 Termination of copyright in sound recordings

| Commentary

143 Termination of copyright in sound recordings

Specific provision has been introduced into the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 pursuant to Council Directive (EU) 2011/77 in relation to the termination of the copyright in sound recordings1.

The Directive extended the term of copyright protection of sound recordings and made express provision permitting performers who were entitled to receive royalty payments in relation to their recorded performances to terminate any grant of rights made by them to a record producer in certain circumstances. The termination right will exist where a performer has assigned to a record producer the right to reproduce,

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