AIM to challenge suggested private copying right

May 2007

Record labels

The proposals in the Gower’s report on IP that the UK’s copyright should be changed to allow for a private copying rights are being challenged by AIM, the association of independent labels who say that such a move could ‘open the floodgates’ to other copyright infringements and would damage artists, labels and music publishers. Whilst accepting the practice is widespread, AIM is lobbying the UK Government against any change in the law (which only allows copying of TV and radio programmes for ‘time shifting’ and say they will take the matter to the European Commission if necessary.

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