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Music industry warns Government against copyright law changes

Tom Pakinkis
Music industry warns Government against copyright law changes

Organisations representing a number of UK creators and businesses including music’s AIM, BPI, PRS for Music, PPL and UK Music have lobbied against impending changes to copyright law for wider copyright exceptions.

The opposition believe the changes would restrict British creators and copyright holders to license and earn revenue from their rights.

The groups argue that the broad scope of potential copyright exceptions, expected to be announced later this month by the Intellectual Property Office, will damage both economic and cultural growth.

An alternative proposal has been put forward called Licensing UK, which supports creators’ rights to license businesses where value is being created.

BASCA, ISM, MPG, MPA and Musicians’ Union are also backing Licensing UK.

The proposal has been sent to Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and the IPO in advance of policy decision being finalised.

For more information visit www.prsformusic.com/licensingUK

 

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Tags: bpi, ppl, PRS For Music, AIM, UK Music

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