Copyright Term Extension voted through in Brussels

After a ten year campaign by the music industry, the extension of copyright term brings Europe's artists and producers in line with the longer protection offered to authors and composers.

It means records by artists from the sixties and seventies will now not fall out of copyright and record companies will be able to continue to invest revenues in developing new talent.

The European legislation, which the initially sceptical UK Government had backed since 2008, has actually been ready to ...

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