The holders of related rights can transfer their rights either fully or partially in the name of freedom of contract. Performing artists can transfer their rights partially, e.g. to a record company in the same way as original phonogram producers can transfer their rights to other producers. The contracting parties are free to determine the terms and conditions and the scope of their contract. When agreeing on the transfer of related rights, it should be kept in mind that an object of protection, such as a recording, can be subject to several related rights as well as actual copyrights. As a consequence, exploiting a recording may require obtaining more than one consent or permission.
Transfer of Related Rights