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Bragg manager backs subscription music services

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Share this post [Copyright conference coverage]: Peter Jenner, of Sincere Management, one time manager of Pink Floyd and now Billy Bragg, said we all “need” copyright. But there are differences between the creator and the investor. “The creator is often … Continue reading

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Copyright is bread and butter to artists, says PPL

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Share this post [Copyright conference coverage] Fran Nevrkla, chairman & CEO, PPL, said the comfort of academia is publically funded – and debate over copyright comes down to income for performers (PPL represents 30,000 members). “One day I’ll read out … Continue reading

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Copyright extension means a smaller pensions bill?

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Share this post [Copyright conference coverage]: David Stopps, council member, FML and MMF, said if copyright expired when a singer was in 67 (50 years after their hit record when they were 17) then she would be more reliant on … Continue reading

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Copyright extension works against creativity

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Share this post [Copyright conference coverage] Rufus Pollock, director & co-founder of The Open Knowledge Foundation said extending copryight does not bring Elvis from the grave to create more works. “When we increase the amount you pay for older works, … Continue reading

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Cory Doctorow: Work with the Net not against it

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Share this post [Copyright conference coverage] Cory Doctorow, European Affairs Co-ordinator, Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the lessen from history is that “technology giveth and technology taketh away” and to succeed in this new world you need to work with technology. … Continue reading

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BPI: Lack of copyright leads to archive destruction?

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Share this post [Copyright conference coverage] Peter Jamieson: He painted a picture ten years from now where there a many different copies and versions of old songs circulating, of varying quality. Why? Because companies that can’t own their catalogues can’t … Continue reading

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Melua: writers valued more than songwriters

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Share this post [Copyright conference coverage] Katie Melua apparently wonders why she is valued less because she is a singer songwriter than she would be if she was a writer, according to Peter Jamieson, executive chairman, BPI.

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BPI: Copyright needs to be extended

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Share this post [Copyright conference coverage] Peter Jamieson, executive chairman, BPI. “I have no desire to ape the US, but we cannot afford to lessen our music rights at all. The US is not out on its own with huge … Continue reading

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Old music lags earn a better living than newbies

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Share this post [Copyright conference coverage]: Martin Kretschmer Professor, Bournemouth University: “I suggest we use extended collective licensing – can’t call it a compulsory license, but on the ground you say after a short period of exclusive rights the work … Continue reading

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More copyright equals less innovation?

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Share this post [Copyright conference coverage]: Martin Kretschmer Professor, Bournemouth University, made the point that Ibuprofen and Nurofen are the same essential product but Nurofen costs ten times as much. Why because the copyright on Ibuprofen ran out in the … Continue reading

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