EC to push for 95 year copyright

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at
Thu Jul 17 00:00:53 UTC 2008

The EC have made a press release with vague talk of aiding 70 year olds
whose only income is royalties from musical work they did before their 20th

Some more info is in Karsten Gerloff's blog:

I wasn't able to tell whether this is specific to music, or whether it would
apply to all copyrights.  Either way, we'll have to develop our arguments
about how copyright is killing culture, hindering education, and interfering
with the public's legitimate use of computers and networks.

Even though the campaigns against copyright extension in the USA were
unsuccessful, at least they should have produced a body of discussion that
we can now draw from in the coming debate here.

CiarĂ¡n O'Riordan, +32 477 36 44 19,

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