Copyright; extent of economic rights

Copyright or economic rights shall consist of the exclusive right to carry out, authorize or prevent the following acts:

[1] Reproduction of the work or substantial portion of the work;
[2] Dramatization, translation or adaptation, abridgment, arrangement or other transformation of the work;
[3] The first public distribution of the original and each copy of the work by sale or other forms of transfer of ownership;
[4] Rental of the original or a copy of an audiovisual or cinematographic work, a work embodied in a sound recording, a computer program, a compilation of data and other materials or a musical work in graphic form, irrespective of the ownership of the original or the copy which is the subject of the rental;
[5] Public display of the original or a copy of the work;
[6] Public performance of the work; and
[7] Other communication to the public of the work. (Section 177 of the Intellectual Property Code. Republic Act No. 8293. June 6, 1997)

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