Monday, December 21, 2015
Daniel J. Gervais, Vanderbilt University Law School, is publishing The Protection of Performers Under U.S. Law in Comparative Perspective in IP Theory, vol. 5, Art. 8 (2015). Here is the abstract.
The Garcia v Google case raised fundamental questions about US law as it applies to performed works. This Essay uses a comparative lens to shed some hopefully useful light on the debate. The Essay proceeds essentially in two parts. First, the Essay explores and critiques the international protection of performers’ rights using both history and policy as focal points. The following part describes the protection of performers and other owners of “related rights” in US law and explains the differences that adopting a related rights regime would bring about in the United States.
Download the article from SSRN at the link.