| Commentary

83 USA: compulsory and negotiated licences

| Commentary

83 USA: compulsory and negotiated licences

Where sound recordings of a non-dramatic musical work have been distributed to the public in the USA under the authority of the copyright owner, any other person may obtain a compulsory licence to make and distribute sound recordings of the work1. A person may obtain a compulsory licence only if their primary purpose in making sound recordings of the work is to distribute them to the public for private use2. The permitted means of distribution include digital distribution3. A person may not obtain a compulsory licence for use of a work contained in an

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