• The Young Ones Get Older: Copyright In Sound Recordings Extended By 20 Years
  • September 22, 2011 | Author: Sarah Byrt
  • Law Firm: Mayer Brown International LLP - London Office
  • The EU Council has voted to extend the copyright on sound recordings from 50 to 70 years. This change marks the culmination of much publicised campaigning from a number of high-profile musicians and producers. Known colloquially as “Cliff’s law”, after reportedly receiving the support of the artist Sir Cliff Richard, the new EU law will have an impact on performers, record companies and collecting societies.