Old habits die hard – Performing rights may be extended in Europe


It looks like the lobying in Europe to increase the term of protection for performing rights is starting to pay dividends:

The Commission wants to extend the copyright period for music performers from 50 years to 95 years.

British stars like Cliff Richard and Roger Daltrey have been pushing for such a move, but the UK government has resisted changing the rules.

The Commission says it will also benefit less well known musicians.

BBC News Story

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