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Section 38 of Copyright Act 1957: Performer’s Right

Section 38 (Performer’s right) under Chapter VIII (Rights of Broadcasting Organisation and of Performers) of the Copyright Act 1957

❝(1) Where any performer appears or engages in any performance, he shall have a special right to be known as the “performer’s right” in relation to such performance.

(2) The performer’s right shall subsist until fifty years from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the performance is made.❞



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Notes:

Section 38 of the Copyright Act 1957 was amended by:
- the Copyright (Amendment) Act 1994 (No. 38 of 1994), sec. 14, w.e.f. 10-May-1995;
- the Copyright (Amendment) Act 1999 (No. 49 of 1999), sec. 4, w.e.f. 15-Jan-2000;
- the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 27 of 2012), sec. 26, w.e.f. 21-Jun-2012.

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