Performance for Profit Law and Legal Definition

Performance for Profit is the exclusive right of the proprietor of a copyright of a musical composition or his/her assignee. The performance is a part of a total for which the public pays, and the fact that the price of the whole is attributed to a particular item is not important. A performance for profit may exist, even though no admission fee is charged or no profit actually made. For instance: the performance of a copyrighted musical composition, without charge for admission to hear it, infringes the exclusive right of the owner of the copyright to perform the work publicly for profit.