Display right is a copyright holder’s exclusive right to show or exhibit a copy of protected work publicly, whether directly or by technological means. However, this right makes it illegal to transmit a copyrighted work over the internet without permission. According to 17 USCS § 106, display right is granted in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, to display the copyrighted work publicly.
Display right controls the public display of a work. The right is limited to the following types of works:
8.sculptural works; and
9.stills from motion pictures and other audio visual works.