The Rights Of The Sound Maker

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The provision expresses the rights of the sound maker, i.e. what is not required is implied. The implication is that anybody apart from the marker is prevented by the Act to make reproductions without authority (Craig, 2011, p. 105). On 23rd of June 2015, the rules of regulating sound recordings were modified. The modifications were to the effect that unpublished sound recordings would last for fifty years after fixation. If the sound recordings are published before the copyright expires, the term application is seventy years before its publication or a hundred years from the date of fixation. Consequently, it also extends the copyright for musical performers works contained in the recordings (Craig, 2011, p.226). According to McCormack (2010), the Canadian Intellectual Property Office defines performers’ performances. It states that copyright applies to a performer’s performance provided that it occurs in Canada or in any other country that accords its membership to the Rome Convention country. Such performances will also qualify if it is embodied in a sound recording, whose producer is either a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and or member country of Rome Convention. However, if the producer of a sound recording is a corporation, its headquarters must be based in Canada or a member of the Rome Convention. It all implies that the intellectual property protection and, in particular, copyright rules will apply, as long as the disclaimer is either a Canadian
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