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Creativity stifled? A joint academic statement on the proposed copyright term extension for sound recordings

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  • Musicology

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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.

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