Canada to extend artist copyright to 70 years

Coral Williamson

The government of Canada has announced plans to extend the term of copyright for sound recordings from 50 to 70 years as part of its 2015 budget. 

The move has been applauded by trade body Music Canada, who claim the move 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 years or longer - including ...

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