Commentary

40.4 Infringement by the performance, showing or playing of a work in public

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| Commentary

40.4 Infringement by the performance, showing or playing of a work in public

| Commentary

40.4 Infringement by the performance, showing or playing of a work in public

The performance in public1 of a literary, dramatic or musical work is an act restricted by copyright2 as is the playing or showing in public of a sound recording, film, or broadcast3.

The definition of ‘performance’ is very wide and includes delivery of lectures, addresses, speeches and sermons and generally includes any mode of visual or acoustic presentation, including presentation by means of a sound recording, film, or broadcast of the work4.

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