GHAMRO's Board

 

The precise extent to which, with effect from 1st January 2015, GHAMRO actually administers rights on behalf of its members is set out in the following directions adopted by the Board under the powers granted to it by the Articles of Association:-

 

A For Television Broadcasting (otherwise than by microwave distribution):

The broadcasting right in every musical work of which the member is the author, publisher or proprietor, except:-

1 a dramatico-musical work whether staged or otherwise; provided that the rights administered by GHAMRO do nevertheless include the right to broadcast on television:-

a) a dramatico-musical work or an excerpt or excerpts from a dramatico-musical work broadcast by means of a film made primarily for the purpose of public exhibition in cinemas or similar premises; and

b) a non-dramatic excerpt or excerpts from a dramatico-musical work (by whatever means broadcast) - the total duration of which in the course of the same programme does not exceed 20 minutes and which excerpt or excerpts -

(i) are not a 'potted' version of the work or

(ii) are not or do not cover a complete act of work;

Note At the option of the member who is the owner of the copyright in a dramatico-musical work GHAMRO may administer the broadcasting right in a dramatic excerpt or excerpts from the dramatico-musical work broadcast in a documentary programme where non-dramatic excerpts from the dramatico-musical work also appear in the same programme and where the total duration of all the excerpts in the course of the programme does not exceed 20 minutes.

2 the whole or any part of any music and of any words associated therewith composed or used for a ballet if accompanied by a visual representation of such ballet or part thereof; provided that the rights administered by GHAMRO do nevertheless include the right to broadcast on television any such music and words so composed and used and accompanied by such visual representation when:-

a) a ballet or part or parts thereof are performed by means of a film made primarily of the purpose of public exhibition in cinemas or similar premises; or

b) a ballet or parts thereof, having been devised for the purpose of a broadcast on television, have a total duration in the course of the same programme not exceeding five minutes; or

c) a part of parts (being less than the whole) of a ballet, not having been so devised, have a total duration in the course of the same programme not exceeding five minutes;

Note At the option of the member who is the owner of the copyright in a ballet, GHAMRO may administer the broadcasting right in a part or parts (being less than the wholes of the ballet broadcast in a documentary programme where the total duration of all the parts in the course of the programme does not exceed 20 minutes).

3 words written for the purpose of a commercial advertisement unless such words are sung to music specially written for a commercial advertisement or to non-copyright music and the sung performance has a duration of not less than five seconds.

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