Tag: <span>performance</span>

Who owns unauthorized fixation of the performance?

This is a bilingual post, Chinese version follows the English one (the two versions are not exactly same).


Fixation of the performance without the performer’s authorization will infringe the copyright. However, the questions follow: shall those unauthorized phonograms totally be discarded? Who can use them, and in what extent?

Easy124, a reader of this blog, sent me some provisions in Canadian Copyright Act. Among them, Section 15 (1) (b) noted that a performer has a copyright to:

 … reproduce any fixation that was made without the performer’s authorization.