| Commentary

266 Categories of underlying rights material

| Commentary

266 Categories of underlying rights material

Apart from existing films, photographs and sound recordings, there are three different categories of underlying rights material:

  1. 266.1

        literary, dramatic or musical material commissioned by the producer;

  2. 266.2

        existing literary, dramatic or musical material which is not protected by copyright and is therefore in the public domain;

  3. 266.3

        existing literary, dramatic or musical material which is protected by copyright and owned by third parties.

  4. Each is discussed in turn.

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