What are rights related to copyright?

A field of rights related to copyright has rapidly developed over the last 50 years. These related rights grew up around copyrighted works, and provide similar, although often more limited and of shorter duration, rights to:

  • performing artists (such as actors and musicians) in their performances;
  • broadcasting organizations in their radio and television programs;
  • producers of sound recordings (for example, cassette recordings and compact discs) in their recordings.