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Rental rights

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What are rental rights?

Rental rights mean the rights to rent a physical copy of a sound recording.

What are rental rights?

In the music industry, rental rights are the rights to rent physical products incorporating and such as CDs, music videos, or vinyl records. Rental rights, derived from the right of , are protected by .

Nowadays, streaming is the prevalent mode of distributing sound recordings, and rental rights have a lesser importance in the music industry.

Explore our page on Rights in Musical Works and Rights in Performances and Sound Recordings for more.

Who owns rental rights?

Rental rights can be owned by and between the and possibly of the musical works and the and owners of the sound recording.

Rental rights in most countries where they exist are managed by .

Visit our page on CMOs to learn more.

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