The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee has voted in favour of an amendment to almost double the duration of copyright protection in sound recordings from 50 to 95 years (the announcement was made in the European Parliament’s press release). The plenary vote of the European Parliament is due to take place on 24-26th March 2009. You can petition your Member of European Parliament (MEP) by finding them on the UK office of the European Parliament or find your European Parliament MEPs.
The high price for consumers – how copyright extension in sound recordings works
Posted by on February 13th, 2009