EU: Copyright Protection Extended to 70 Years

30 Jan

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has expressed delight after veteran musicians’ royalties were secured for an extra 20 years following a European Union law change.

Under existing legislation the copyright on recorded music automatically expired after 50 years, leaving musicians who recorded music at the start of the rock’n’roll revolution facing a loss of earnings in the coming few years.

But yesterday the EU Council voted to extend protection to 70 years, meaning bands who

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