Commentary

167 Copyright owners, exclusive and non-exclusive licensees and concurrent rights

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

167 Copyright owners, exclusive and non-exclusive licensees and concurrent rights

| Commentary

167 Copyright owners, exclusive and non-exclusive licensees and concurrent rights

An exclusive licensee of copyright has, except against the copyright owner, the same rights and remedies in relation to matters occurring after the date of the licence as if it had been an assignment, and those rights and remedies are concurrent with those of the copyright owner1. In an action brought by an exclusive licensee, a defendant may avail themself of any defence which would have been available to them if the action had been brought by the copyright owner2.

It is now possible for a non-exclusive licensee to bring an

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