Copyrights and Rights in Performances

Under the Copyright Act, actors, musicians, dancers, poets, etc also have performers’ rights. In St. Kitts and Nevis a performer has the exclusive right to prevent any person from commercializing his or her performance without consent. A person who makes an unauthorized recording of a substantial part or the whole of a performance (other than for private or domestic use) may be guilty of infringing the performer’s rights. Publicly showing or broadcasting a performance without the performer’s consent is also not allowed in the law.  Rights to record a performance may also be granted to another person or entity so their rights should also be observed.