As a copyright owner, you have certain exclusive rights to control the use and commercial exploitation of your copyright works.

Literary, dramatic, musical works

Authors enjoy the exclusive rights to:

  • reproduce it
  • publish it
  • perform it in public
  • communicate it to the public
  • make an adaptation of it

Artistic works

Artists enjoy the exclusive right to:

  • reproduce it
  • publish it
  • communicate it to the public

Published editions of literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works

The publisher has the exclusive right to:

  • make a reproduction of the edition.

Sound recordings

The producer of a sound recording enjoys the exclusive rights to:

  • make a copy of it
  • rent it out
  • publish it
  • make it available to the public by means of as part of a digital audio transmission

Films

The producer of a film enjoys the exclusive rights to:

  • make a copy of it
  • screen it to the public
  • communicate it to the public

Television and radio broadcasts

The broadcaster enjoys the exclusive right to:

  • make a recording of it
  • rebroadcast it
  • communicate it to the public
  • broadcast it to be seen or heard by a paying audience
municate it to the public

Cable programmes

The producer enjoys the exclusive rights to:

  • make a recording of it
  • communicate it to the public
  • screen it to be seen by a paying audience

Performances

The performer has the right to authorise the performance for the following uses:

  • allow it to be seen and/or heard live in public
  • make a direct or indirect sound recording
  • make it available to the public