6295Re: [RedHotJazz] Copyright extension in the EU
- Sep 9, 2008Anthony Baldwin, in a letter to the International Herald Tribune, hints that there might be problem with the use-or-lose clause in connection with dead artists. You can gauge the likely impact by looking how much material recorded post-1958 is around at the moment and this does include at least some music of interest to the list.
> The extension is intended to apply only to material not yet in
> public domain (i.e. it is not retroactive) and includes a use-or-lose
> clause wherein recordings revert to the artist if the producer/
> company does not release and ultimately to the public domain if the
> artist fails to release. It's obviously driven by the majors'
> desperation to retain copyright in the Beatles, Stones, Dylan, etc
> etc. No one cares about Oliver Naylor or Luis Russell
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