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A power of free action, i.e., a power or privilege granted to one person by another or by authority. See Cross-links: POWER OF ATTORNEY, FRANCHISE, CERTIFICATE, LOSS, PRINCIPAL, IMPLIED CONSENT, REMEDY, SUIT, STOCK, LAW under "Right to Work Laws," TRADEMARK, PATENT, LICENSE, EQUITY, CONTRACT-RECORDING CONTRACT clause #43, CONTRACT-SONGWRITER/PUBLISHER CONTRACT clause #34, NAME under "Name Rights," CONTRACT under "Lease," COPYRIGHT LAW under "Copyright," "Infringement of Copyright," "Exclusive Rights," and "Compulsory License."
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Aliquot Share:
An absolute fractional right or interest in a trust. See Cross-links: TRUST.
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Derivative Work Right (Adapting Right):
The exclusive right, granted by copyright law, to arrange, adapt, translate, abridge, recast, transform, or modify a copyrighted work. See Cross-links: RIGHT, LICENSE under "Derivative Work License," COPYRIGHT LAW under "Derivative Work," and "Exclusive Rights."
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Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings:
An exclusive right, provided by a law enacted on November 1, 1995, that allows a copyright owner (with certain limitations) or his assignee, the right to publicly perform a non-dramatic sound recording by means of digital transmissions (such a delivery constitutes a digital phonorecord delivery via digital transmission). These subscription transmissions include radio and television subscription services to end user consumers who pay to receive the digital transmissions. The copyright owner may license subscription transmissions of such performances via a negotiated use license. In the absence of a negotiated license, a perspective user may obtain a compulsory license from the Register of Copyrights and pay a compulsory license royalty fee. A portion of these fees are subsequently allocated to the recording artist. See Cross-links: MECHANICAL LICENSE, MECHANICAL RIGHT, MULTIMEDIA RIGHT, LICENSE under "Performance License," "Synchronization License," COPYRIGHT LAW under "Compulsory License," " Compulsory License for Phonorecords," "Compulsory License Fee," "Statutory Royalty," "Notice of Intention," "Copyright Office," "Copyright," "Copyright Owner," "Exclusive Rights," "Limitations to Exclusive Rights," and "Copyright Royalty Tribunal."
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Display Right:
The exclusive right, granted by copyright law, to publicly display a copyrighted work. See Cross-links: RIGHT, COPYRIGHT LAW under "Display," "Exclusive Rights," and "Limitations to Exclusive Rights."
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Distribution Right:

The exclusive right, granted by copyright law, to distribute copies or phonorecords of a copyrighted work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending. A distribution right is a part of the publishing right and is often licensed with other rights such as with a mechanical right in a mechanical license. See Cross-links: RIGHT, COPYRIGHT LAW under "Exclusive Rights," "Publishing Right," "Synchronization Right," and "Limitations to Exclusive Rights."
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Multimedia Right:
The right, authorized by copyright law, to reproduce and distribute a copyrighted work in multimedia form. This right is a type of "publishing right." See Cross-links: MULTIMEDIA LICENSE, RIGHT under "Mechanical Right," "Synchronization Right," and "Performance Right," COPYRIGHT LAW under "Reproduction Right," "Distribution Right," "Exclusive Rights," "Copyright Divisibility," "Compulsory License for Phonorecords," "Phonorecords," and "Sound Recordings."
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Preemptive Right:
1) The right to first refusal. See Cross-links: RIGHT under "Right of First Refusal."
2) The right given to stockholders of a corporation to buy newly issued stock, in proportion to their holdings, before the stock is offered to non-stockholders. See Cross-links: STOCK, RIGHT under "Right of First Refusal."
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Print Right:
The right, authorized by copyright law, to reproduce a copyrighted work in printed form. This right is a reproduction right. See Cross-links: RIGHT, PRINT under "Print License," CONTRACT-SONGWRITER/PUBLISHER CONTRACT clause #9, COPYRIGHT LAW under "Exclusive Rights," "Reproduction Right," and "Infringement of Copyright."
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Publishing Right:
The exclusive right, authorized by copyright law, to reproduce and distribute to the public (e.g., publish a copyrighted work in copies or phonorecord form). This includes all fixed material objects that can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated. "Publishing rights" are then the combination of the two exclusive rights of reproduction and distribution.

Foreign publishing rights are not covered by U.S. copyright law but by contract and the laws of the country where the publishing occurs.

See Cross-links: ASSIGNMENT, MUSIC PUBLISHER under "Publishing License," RIGHT under "Print Right," "Distribution Right," "Reproduction Right," "Mechanical Right," and "Synchronization Right," COPYRIGHT LAW under "Copyright Divisibility," "Transfer of Copyright Ownership," "Publication," "Fixed," "Phonorecords," "Exclusive Rights," and "First Recording Right."
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Real Estate:
The title, right or interest that a person or entity has in real property. This is distinct from the property itself. See Cross-links: PROPERTY under "Real Property."
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Reproduction Right:

The exclusive right, granted by copyright law, to reproduce a copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords, e.g., in piano copies and CDs. This includes all fixed material objects that can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated. This right is included, for example, in a mechanical right and synchronization right. See Cross-links: SYNCHRONIZATION RIGHT, COPYRIGHT LAW under "Copies," "Phonorecords," "Exclusive Rights," "Publishing Right," "Print Right," "Synchronization Right," "Mechanical Right," "First Recording Right," and "Transfer of Copyright Ownership."
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Right to Audit:
A contract clause that entitles the licensor the right to audit the accounting records of a licensee in order to confirm whether or not the licensee is fulfilling the terms of his contract. See Cross-links: AUDIT, CONTRACT-RECORDING CONTRACT clause #39, CONTRACT-SONGWRITER/PUBLISHER CONTRACT clause #29.
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Right to Privacy:
The legal right to be let alone and not be subject to unwarranted publicity. The extent of this privacy protection is defined by state law. The right to privacy is separate and distinct from the right to publicity. See Cross-links: RIGHT under "Right to Publicity," ADVERTISING, LAW under "State Statutes," and "Federal Statutes."
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Right to Publicity:
The legal exclusive right, via state statute or case law, of a person (or his heirs) to commercialize the character and substance of himself. This right is separate and distinct from the right of privacy. See Cross-links: PUBLICITY, RIGHT under "Right to Privacy," LAW under "State Statutes," and "Federal Statutes."
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Song Rights:
The sum total of all the legal rights in a musical composition that may be sold or assigned. See Cross-links: RIGHT, MUSIC, COPYRIGHT LAW under "Exclusive Rights."
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Video Right:
The right, authorized by copyright law, to synchronize music with a moving picture and to reproduce and distribute a copyrighted work in video form. This right is also called a "video publishing right." See Cross-links: SYNCHRONIZATION, SYNCHRONIZATION LICENSE, CONTRACT-RECORDING CONTRACT under clause #8, RIGHT under "Mechanical Right," COPYRIGHT LAW under "Copyright Divisibility," "First Recording Right," "Exclusive Rights," "Reproduction Right," and "Distribution Right."

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