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October 22, 2021

EU extends music copyright to 70 years

Musicians are set to receive royalties for their songs well into their old age under a new EU ruling, the BBC reported. Regulations approved on Monday extended copyright on sound recordings from 50 to 70 years. The move has been welcomed by the music industry. Announcing the ruling, the council of the European Union said: “The new directive intends to increase the level of protection of performers by acknowledging their creative and artistic contributions.”

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