| Commentary

29 Brazil: neighbouring rights

| Commentary

29 Brazil: neighbouring rights

Brazil makes specific provision to protect related rights (referred to in Brazilian legislation under the now somewhat-dated term of ‘neighbouring rights’). There are three categories of rights protected, those of performers, phonogram producers and broadcasting organisations. The Law provides that the provisions which apply in relation to authors rights shall also apply mutatis mutandis to the rights of performers, phonogram producers and broadcasting organisations1.

The economic rights of performers under the legislation are the right to authorise (for a consideration or free of charge) or prohibit five specific acts, namely the ‘fixing’ of their performances; the reproduction,

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