Copyright
Copyright affairs
Live performance organisations primarily act as users of copyright and related rights, producing and hosting a live production.

The rights for the use of texts, music, photographies, videos, visual arts, choreographies, and the light or set design have to be cleared before a performance can be staged. To do so, the live performance organisation has to go through a complex and time-consuming rights clearance process, and deal with a multitude of different right holders, respectively the collecting societies or publishers responsible.

This issue becomes even more complicated when a music group, theatre or dance company is invited to perform abroad. To make creative content accessible to an audience requires a separate rights clearance process in each country where the performance is due to be staged.

In case a performance will be exploited online, an agreement has to be found with all parties and right holders involved.

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THE ULTIMATE COOKBOOK FOR CULTURAL MANAGERS - COPYRIGHT CLEARING FOR LIVE EVENTS
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DIRECTIVE ON COPYRIGHT IN THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET
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