Performers' Protection Act, 1968


1.—(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“broadcast” means broadcast by wireless telegraphy whether by way of sound broadcasting or of television;

“cinematograph film” means any print, negative, tape or other article on which a performance of performers or part thereof is recorded for the purposes of visual reproduction;

“communication to the public” includes transmission by wire to subscribers to a diffusion service;

“performance” means a performance of any actors, singers, musicians, dancers or other persons who act, sing, deliver, declaim, play in or otherwise perform literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works, and includes any such performance rendered or intended to be rendered audible or visible by mechanical or electrical means;

“performers”, in the case of a mechanical performance, means the persons whose performance is mechanically reproduced;

“Radio Telefís Éireann” means the broadcasting authority established by virtue of the Broadcasting Authority Acts, 1960 to 1966;

“rebroadcast” means the simultaneous broadcast by one broadcasting organisation of a broadcast of another broadcasting organisation;

“record” means any record or similar contrivance for reproducing sound, including the sound-track of a cinematograph film.

(2) Any reference in this Act to the making of a cinematograph film is a reference to the carrying out of any process whereby a performance or part thereof is recorded for the purposes of visual reproduction.