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Copyright Extension Soon To Be Extended?
8 September 2011
8.59pm
meanmistermustard
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According to an article on the bbc the copyright of music performances should be extended from the current 50 years to 70 years very very soon. Good news for The Beatles as it means that that tracks like Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You that would have fallen into the public domain next year (2012) and be freely available to any record company for release will remain under the control of Apple and EMI. Therefore we wont have the otherwise guaranteed situation of a beatles song being freely available on every rubbish compilation album under the sun.

I personally dread the time when the music does move into the public domain. The thought of the album Please Please Me being regurgitated in 76 different forms from 2013, like what has happened to Buddy Holly's catalogue, is horrible. One thing Apple has done very well is manage the Beatles catalogue with dignity in that since 1983 we havent seen pointless compilations being released for the sake of it.

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8 September 2011
11.56pm
vonbontee
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Hm, I don't see why that's so bad for anybody - except the would-be copyright-holders themselves, of course. Some people will still pay more for quality. And personally, I regard a 2-CD 1962-66 as a pretty pointless release - or, at least pointlessly bloated.

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