États-Unis d'Amérique
Droit d'auteur et droits connexes
3. Please explain whether and how the United Kingdom protects against both the direct and indirect reproduction of phonograms as required by TRIPS Article 14.2, including by digital transmission in the context of subscription or interactive services.
Under UK law, copyright in a sound recording gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to copy the work (see Section 16(1)(a) of the 1988 Act) and action is possible for copyright infringement where unauthorised copying of the sound recording occurs. Moreover, Section 16(3)(b) specifically states that this restricted Act applies whether done directly or indirectly and regardless of whether any intervening Acts infringe copyright. This will cover copying of a sound recording from a digital transmission.