Copyright term for sound recordings increases from 50 to 70 years today

New rules introduced today will see recorded performers and musicians benefit from an extended length of copyright term in the UK.

Sound recordings and performers rights in sound recordings have increased from 50 to 70 years - an EU directive approved in 2011 that is implemented today by the UK Government.

After 50 years following publication of their sound recordings, performers and musicians will also benefit from some additional new measures including:

* A "session fund" paying many performers  (such as ...

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