The BBC obviously knows something we don’t. The IPKat almost choked on his (metaphorical) porridge on hearing James Naughtie’s spectacular misunderstanding of copyright during this morning’s Today programme. Cutting through the kitty litter, the upshot was that the BBC is predicting that the Gowers Review will not recommend extending copyright in sound recordings beyond their current 50 year term of protection, despite the calls of luminaries such as Sir Cliff Richard and Jethro Tull.
Mr Gowers (left) thinking about what to write in his long-awaited report
What the IPKat wants to know is, when will the Gowers Review actually be published?
What Merpel wants to know is, how did the BBC get inside information about the contents of the report?
Listen to the piece here (7.40 slot)
Read about the issue on another BBC site here.
Monday, 27 November 2006
Posted by Unknown at 9:58:00 am