EC to push for 95 year copyright

Florian Weimer fw at
Thu Jul 17 14:03:57 UTC 2008

* Ciaran O'Riordan:

> 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
> birthday:
> 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.

It's specific to performances and reproduction, I think, not copyright
on original works.

A litmus test would be to press for something like "50 years after
performance, or 25 years after death of the performer, whichever comes
last".  If they're really concerned with the artists' wellbeing, this
should be totally acceptable.

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