Extending the term: should the UK recording industry have new obligations as well as new rights if the copyright term for sound recordings is extended?

April 2006

Record labels, Artists
By Ben Challis, Editor of Music Law Updates

In this new article Ben Challis looks at the current moves by the UK’s recording industry to push for a Europe wide extension in the term of copyright in sound recordings from fifty years to ninety five years. But Ben asks if this really is in the best interests of consumers and indeed recording artists if the changes were to be made without additional provisions to protect both the customers and creators of recorded music.


For more on the debate about DRM management seehttp://news.zdnet.co.uk/business/0,39020645,39257505,00.htm

And http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4816930.stm

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