Commentary

27 Brazil: provisions relating to communication to the public

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

27 Brazil: provisions relating to communication to the public

| Commentary

27 Brazil: provisions relating to communication to the public

Although the term ‘communication to the public’ has a specific meaning under the laws of the United Kingdom and in European Union directives1, under Brazilian law the term is used in connection with the prohibition of the use of stage works, musical compositions, with or without words and phonograms in public presentations or performances without the express prior authorisation of the author or owner of the rights2.

‘Public presentation’ means the use of stage works in the categories of drama, tragedy, comedy, opera, operetta, ballet, mime or any other comparable genre, with

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