In accordance with the fundamental principles underlying intellectual property law and global trends, this Note will argue that this problem should be addressed by incorporating into the American intellectual property scheme an enumerated set of performers' rights
and limited moral rights.
For the unfamiliar, in general, the performers' rights
organizations (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC) administer the copyrights for a vast collection of musical work and license the use of these catalogues.
The Individual Exploitation of Sound Recordings and Performers' Rights
If adopted, the UAE official said the treaty will extend performers' rights
against unauthorized use of audiovisual performances to films and videos available on the internet and will raise the minimum term of protection to 50 years from the Rome Convention's 20 years, as provided by the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPs).
The changes bring performers' rights
closer to those of composers who have protection throughout their lives and for 70 years after their deaths.
The SCAPR is an international association that aims to improve cooperation between performers' management organisations worldwide in order to manage performers' rights
Before the CDPA, various English provisions regulated performers' rights
Recommendation 3: The European Commission should retain the length of protection on sound recordings and performers' rights
at 50 years.
The European Parliament decided to go half-way, after concluding that the extension of performers' rights
to 95 years was too long.
Speaking at the launch in Dublin, Paul Brady said it was time to protect Irish performers' rights
He said the key importance of intellectual labour and performers' rights
should prevail over market forces.