Songwriters slam Government Copyright reforms

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced Copyright reforms designed to bring ‘greater freedom’ to the use of content - but songwriter groups are up in arms over the changes.

New measures include provisions to allow copying of musical works for individuals’ own personal use, parody and for the purposes of quotation - effectively allowing consumers to copy works and replicate them onto different platforms without requiring permission from creators.

These platforms can include MP3s and, significantly, personal Cloud lockers.

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