A Look At Europe's New Music Copyright Law

Law360, New York (December 3, 2013, 7:46 PM EST) -- The term of copyright in sound recordings and performers' rights has been extended in Europe from 50 to 70 years with effect from Nov. 1, 2013. The extended term applies to sound recordings that were first released on or after Jan. 1, 1963. The new law is not simply an extension of copyright in sound recordings and performers' rights. It includes a number of other provisions that are meant to benefit performers. These new provisions take effect 50 years after a record is first published or...
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