Only the artist has the right to use his or her service or to authorise the use thereof. This use may be in the form of a reproduction (in the broad sense, which includes reproduction sensu stricto, adaptation, loan, hire…), communication to the public or distribution of a copy of the performance.

Rights relating to the use are qualified as property rights.

The artist also has a moral right. This includes the right to the mention of his or her name, in accordance with fair practice within the profession, as well as the right to oppose any distortion, mutilation or other modification of his or her performance or any other infringement of the latter, prejudicial to honour or reputation.

Only the property rights may be transferred. The concept of transfer covers both the disposal and the license.

The holder of the related rights is the individual person who created the artistic performance.