• EU Extends Music Copyright to 70 Years

    If you were planning to boost your copyright-free music library in the next few years with tracks from The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and The Who, today's news is all bad. Under previous European law, copyright for these bands was due to expire soon. However the EU Council has voted this week to extend the copyright on sound recordings from 50 to 70 years.

    The BBC's coverage presents the music industry's point of view, supported by aging musicians who stand to benefit.

    For a different perspective, the less copyright-friendly folks at Slashdot speak out against the change.
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