This section is provided for your general information only. It is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as or relied on, as legal advice. You should make your own enquiries, and seek appropriate advice, about the provisions of the Copyright Act, which are relevant to you and the implications for you and/or your business.
Under section 9 of the Copyright Act 1978 (“the Act”), the copyright in relation to a sound recording is the exclusive right to do all or authorize any of the following acts, amongst others:
- Broadcasting the sound recording
- Causing the sound recording to be transmitted in a diffusion service, unless the service transmits a lawful broadcast, including the sound recording, and is operated by the original broadcaster
- Communicating the sound recording to the public.