Music Copyright Laws to change in European Union!

Copyright on musical recordings extended from  50 To 70 Years in EU (The European Union is a political and economic union of 27 member states in Europe!

This is very interesting news for recording artists. As everyone knows after 50 years musical recordings are free of the copyright rules and can be freely used without cost. This will soon change in Europe.

The Europeans have decided to protect the recorded material for a further 20 years. Many musicians and recording artists are very pleased with this announcement. It is expected that the US recording industry will soon follow this iniative by the European Union.

The following paragraph was sourced from Wikinews: 
"The Council of the European Union has voted yesterday to extend the term of copyright on sound recordings by twenty years, from 50 years to 70, preventing a number of early recordings of 1960s rock musicians including The Beatles from entering the public domain. The 1962 hit "Love Me Do" would have entered the public domain in 2012 if this legislation had not been introduced. EU member states have to enact the copyright extension within two years."

The article can be read in its entirety at the following link: Copyright on musical recordings extended by twenty years in EU.

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