Thursday, 11 December 2008
In a surprise move, the Culture Secretary, Andy Burnham, has announced that the UK Government will now support the extension of the copyright term for sound recordings to 70 years.He told today's UK Music creators conference that he and John Denham, the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, had agreed the move, which goes against the recommendations of the Gowers Review.
The IPKat isn't impressed. He doubts whether such sudden changes in approach can be the result of sound investigation and research into their likely effects.
Report by Music Week here. The IPKat thanks Lisa Chiarelli for bringing this story to his attention.