6 Exclusive Rights of a Copyright

The six exclusive rights of a copyright include:

  1. To reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords (physical or digital format);
  2. To prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;
  3. To distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
  4. In the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works, to perform the copyrighted work publicly;
  5. In the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, to display the copyrighted work publicly;
  6. In the case of sound recordings, to perform the copyrighted work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.
360 Deals are exclusive recording artist contracts that allow a record label to receive a percentage of the earnings from ALL of an artists activities rather than just album sales. Under this type of contract, the label will collect a percentage of multiple revenue streams, such as publishing royalties, live concert fees, merchandise sales, endorsement deals, book and movie deals, ringtones, private copying levy royalties, etc.

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