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Joint Academic Statement on the Proposed Copyright Term Extension For Sound Recordings

Martin Kretschmer, “Creativity Stifled? A Joint Academic Statement on the Proposed Copyright Term Extension For Sound Recordings”, European Intellectual Property Review, vol. 30 (2008, 341-374)

Urges the European Commission to withdraw the proposal to increase the duration of copyright protection for recorded music to 95 years. Discusses whether a longer term of protection will benefit elderly performers who need the royalties, provide incentives for the re-release of old recordings, affect the price of recorded music or allow the EC music industry to compete more effectively with US rivals.

Bournemouth Statement