| Commentary

186 Categories of economic rights in performances

| Commentary

2: ECONOMIC RIGHTS IN PERFORMANCES

186 Categories of economic rights in performances

There are two broad categories of economic rights in relation to performances: the economic rights of performers and the economic rights of persons having recording rights.

The economic rights of performers are sub-divided into three categories. The most significant category, in terms of economics, is the category of ‘performers’ property rights’. The classes of act which comprise ‘performers’ property rights’ are defined in Section 191A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

The second category of performers’ economic rights is the category of ‘performers’ non-property rights’. These rights are the

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