[Foundation-l] EU wants to increase musicians' and singers' copyright to 95 years
geniice at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 20:04:19 UTC 2008
On 14/02/2008, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14/02/2008, David Monniaux <David.Monniaux at free.fr> wrote:
> > Apparently, Charlie McCreevy, EU commissioner, would like to extend the
> > performers' copyright to 95 years after recording:
> > http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/02/14/business/EU-FIN-EU-Music-Royalties.php
> > Let us all oppose this move.
> Is speaking out about misgivings with this move feasible, for local
> chapters as well as the WMF? Are there ways in which we could?
> - d.
Sure. The UK recently looked at this issue and decided not to extend.
Given the general view of the EU in the UK how well do you think what
looks like an attempt to overrule the UK gov is going to go down?
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