Frequently asked questions

Coming soon: a series of answers to common questions asked by Artists in the Black clients.

  1. What is copyright?

1. What is copyright?

Copyright is a bundle of economic rights which give their owner the exclusive right to do certain things in relation to the object it protects.

Broadly, the exclusive rights of a copyright owner are the right to reproduce (or copy), publish and communicate one’s work to the public (including make available online or transmit electronically, for example by broadcasting, by email or on the internet), as well as perform and adapt one’s work. No one can exercise those rights in relation to copyright material without the copyright owner’s consent.

Copyright lasts for the life of the author and 70 years after the author’s death.

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