Thursday, January 22, 2009

Video: How copyright extension in sound recordings actually works

This video from the Open Rights Group does a quick survey of the issues involved in the European proposal to extend the term of exclusive rights in phonograms by 45 years.

This batch of articles in the Independent implies that the two just-released box sets of Buddy Holly recordings only became possible this year due to expiration of the exclusive rights in Europe over phonograms made in 1958.

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