| Commentary

82 USA: performers’ rights and related rights

| Commentary

82 USA: performers’ rights and related rights1

One of the striking features about current USA copyright and related rights legislation is its non-compliance with the treaty obligations of the USA and the complete absence of any provision according performers right protection to performers or according related rights protection to broadcasters and producers of sound recordings.

With the exception of Brazil (which has not acceded to the WIPO Copyright Treaty or the WIPO Performers and Phonograms Treaty and therefore has no obligation to implement legislation protecting performers’ rights) every other country in the world’s top ten economies has implemented legislation to protect

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