CORRECTED: Japan Mulls Extending Copyrights To 70 Years

Law360, Los Angeles (July 12, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT) -- The Japanese government is considering new legislation that would extend copyright protections for songwriters, composers and music publishers in order to bring such into conformity with laws in the United States and the European Union, according to media reports this week.

The current span of copyright protection in Japan is the life of the author plus 50 years. Among the proposals being examined is one that would extend such protection to 70 years after the author's death, more in line with current U.S. and E.U. law,...
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