News & Cues: Let’s talk about dance!

Here are three interesting stories from Japan, India and the UK that highlight contemporary legal perspectives on dance. Do we have a long way to go before the law embraces dance as a form of creative expression?

What are your rights as a performer?

  A lot of you may have heard about copyright, which is essentially a creator’s right, but did you know that there are a set of rights that seek to protect performers and their performances? As a performer, you have legal rights that can help you protect your performances, preventing their undue exploitation by others….

MYOB: Care to dance?

Choreography can be strenuous, gorgeous, uplifting and unique – but did you know it’s copyrightable too? That’s right; choreography and dance forms are actually eligible for copyright protection too, even though it might sound a bit tricky. At the onset, it’s important to understand that the copyright in any work stays with the creator of…