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[ARSCLIST] Fw: [78-l] Break out the champaign Lennick
Haven't seen this on ARSCLIST yet...and it OUGHTA be!
Steven C. Barr
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From: "Steve Abrams" <steveabrams@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006 12:22 AM
Subject: [78-l] Break out the champaign Lennick
> No copyright extension for songs
> The copyright on sound recordings will not be extended after an independent
> review commissioned by the Treasury.
> Sir Cliff Richard and Jethro Tull had been among artists lobbying for
> copyright to last 95 years, rather than the present 50.
> The decision means that from 2008 Sir Cliff's earliest recordings will start
> to come out of copyright.
> The review was conducted for Chancellor Gordon Brown by Andrew Gowers, a
> former editor of the Financial Times.
> His first big hit was Move It, recorded in 1958, when he was hailed as the
> British Elvis.
> Royalties 'gone'
> It also means the earliest official recordings from The Beatles, from 1963,
> will be out of copyright in 2013.
> Music journalist Neil McCormack told BBC Radio Five Live it was a blow to the
> "This was set before the advent, the big boom of rock and roll. The boom in
> popular culture which has led to a whole vast number of people making their
> living from these royalties.
> "You can make a record in 1955 and have been getting royalties... been living
> on that and suddenly they're gone."
> Story from BBC NEWS:
> Published: 2006/11/26 22:40:29 GMT
> ) BBC MMVI
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