Neighbouring right definition

What does Neighbouring right mean?

Neighbouring rights are rights related to copyright law. For example, there are performers' rights, which provide, eg musicians and actors the right to give or refuse consent to the exploitation of their performances. Another example is rights in sound recordings, which gives producers the right to give or refuse consent to the reproduction of their films or recordings. Finally, broadcasters or cable programme makers may give or refuse consent to their programmes being used.

The concept of neighbouring right tends to be used more in continental European jurisdictions, but the rights are protected under English law.

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