Copyrights relates to original work of literary, artistic, dramatic or musical work, Cinematographic films, Sound Recording and Software program. A related right refers to the category of rights granted to performers, phonogram producers and broadcasters. In some countries such as United States of America and the United Kingdom, these rights are simply incorporated under copyright. Other countries such as Germany and France protect these rights under the separate category called “neighbouring rights”.
Copyright and related rights works of different categories of right holders. While copyright protects the works of the authors themselves, related rights are granted to certain categories of people or business that play an important role in performing, communicating or disseminating works to the public that may or may not be protected by copyright.