Act’s new role for performers

By Madhu Gadodia and Anushree Rauta, Naik Naik & Co
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Performers in the film and entertainment industries will have greater protection under the recently notified Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012. It introduces exclusive and moral rights to conform with international treaties and keep pace with new technology.

Worldwide rights

Here is a summary of international conventions on performers’ rights.

The Rome Convention, 1961, considers performers’ rights similar to authors’ rights. It gave performers and producers of sound recordings certain limited rights.

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Naik Naik & Co, founded by Ameet Naik, is a full-service law firm with specific focus on entertainment, real estate, retail and technology. It has three offices in Mumbai and two in New Delhi. Madhu Gadodia (madhuchaudhary@nnico.com) is a partner and Anushree Rauta (anushreerauta@nnico.com) is an associate at the firm.

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