Communication Right [Copyright] Law and Legal Definition

Communication right is the power of a copyright owner to authorize or prohibit the transmission of a work to the public by way of interactive on-demand systems like the internet. It is the right of the copyright owner to control the communication of their works to the public. Generally, copyright works cannot be communicated without the permission of the copyright owner. This right is included in the World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty and the European Commission's Directive on the Information Society.