| Commentary

51 India: performers’ rights and related rights

| Commentary

51 India: performers’ rights and related rights

The Copyright Act 1957 provides that where any performer appears or engages in any performance that person is the owner of the ‘performer’s right’ in relation to that performance1. The performer’s right is the exclusive right to do or authorise the doing of any of the following acts in relation to a performance or any substantial part of a performance, namely the right to make an audio or audio-visual recording of the performance including the reproduction of it in any material form and the storage of it in any medium by electronic or

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