Development of International PRR and the Emergence of Sri Lankan National PRR
This chapter will continue to map the progression of international PRR consequent to the Rome Convention and TRIPS agreement and its diffusion at national level. In that regard, the chapter will discuss the way in which PRR was further expanded internationally through the WIPO’s WPPT and the Beijing Treaty and the way in which it was transplanted in the Sri Lankan context. As will be alluded to, the PRR is predicated upon a creative hierarchy, which is different to the one characterising the Sri Lankan music industry, an interesting characteristic that will be discussed later on in this book. The foundation laid in here for such discussion is helpful in understanding whether the PRR is effective in addressing the concerns of the Sri Lankan vocalists.
KeywordsWPPT Beijing treaty PRR in Sri Lanka Remuneration Covering
- Abeyesekera, I N, Sri Lankan Copyright Law and the TRIPS Agreement (Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund 1999).Google Scholar
- Bennett M Lincoff, ‘Worldwide Music Performance Rights: The Devil in the Details’ http://www.filmmusicmag.com/?p=615.
- Bernard, Adler, ‘The Proposed New WIPO Treaty for Increased Protection for Audiovisual Performers: Its Provisions and Its International Implications’ (2001–2002) 12 Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal 1089, 1091.Google Scholar
- Cooray, L J M, An Introduction to the Legal System of Ceylon (Lake House 1972) 5.Google Scholar
- Ficsor, Mihaly, ‘Copyright for the Digital Era: The WIPO “Internet” Treaties”’ (1996–1997) 21 Columbia-VLA Journal of Law and the Arts 197. Google Scholar
- Ficsor, Mihaly, The Law of Copyright and the Internet: The 1996 WIPO Treaties, Their Interpretation and Implementation (Oxford University Press 2002).Google Scholar
- Intellectual Property Act of Sri Lanka 52/1979.Google Scholar
- Intellectual Property Act of Sri Lanka 36/2003.Google Scholar
- Morgan, Owen, International Protection of Performers’ Rights (Hart 2002).Google Scholar
- Nadaraja, T, The Legal System of Ceylon in Its Historical Setting (E J Brill 1972) 17.Google Scholar
- NISO, ‘A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections’ https://www.niso.org/sites/default/files/2017-08/framework3.pdf.
- Nanayakkara, G, ‘Mimesis, Cover Versions and the Commercial Vocalists’ Dilemma; Sri Lankan Perspective’ (2012) 1 International Conference on Asian Studies: Official Conference Proceedings 461–474.Google Scholar
- Reinbothe, Jorg, ‘The New WIPO Treaties: A First Resume’ (1997) 19(4) European Intellectual Property Review 171.Google Scholar
- ‘The Performing Rights Gazzette’ (PRS July 1939).Google Scholar
- UK Dramatic and Musical Performers’ Protection Act 1925.Google Scholar
- UK House of Commons debates, 13 June 1925.Google Scholar
- UK House of Lords debates, 13 July 1925.Google Scholar
- WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty 1996.Google Scholar
- WIPO Records of the Diplomatic Conference on Certain Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Question Geneva 1996, Volume 1 (1999). Google Scholar
- WIPO Treaty for the Protection of Audiovisual Performances (Beijing Treaty) 2012.Google Scholar