Canada's copyright extension excludes authors, CISAC responds


CISAC has responded to plans from the Canadian government to extend the term of copyright for sound recordings, excluding authors and composers, from 50 to 70 years.

The move was a win for the recording community and was applauded by trade body Music Canada, who said it will rectify a competitive disadvantage Canadian artists have had by not being in line with international trading partners.

More than 60 countries worldwide protect copyright in sound recordings for a term of 70 ...

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