| Commentary

60 Japan: performers’ rights and related rights

| Commentary

60 Japan: performers’ rights and related rights

The Japan Copyright Act 1970 makes specific provision for related rights (referred to in as neighbouring rights) in relation to performers, producers of phonograms, broadcasting organisations and wire diffusion organisations1.

The rights of performers consist of two moral rights, five rights of authorisation and three rights to remuneration. The two moral rights are the right to be identified in relation to the performance and the right to preserve the integrity of the performance from any distortion, mutilation, or other modification which would be prejudicial to the honour or reputation of the performer2. The five

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