performance rights

n. A copyright owner's exclusive right to control the public presentation or a work, either live, through broadcast, or in moving image or sound recordings.


U.S. Code, 17 USC 101 LawTo 'perform' a work means to recite, render, play, dance, or act it, either directly or by means of any device or process or, in the case of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, to show its images in any sequence or to make the sounds accompanying it audible.