Classic Rock Artists Win Battle For Their Music
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 made their name in the early 1960s can look forward to two decades more protection. It means artists also maintain control over how their music is used. more on this story
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