Manyee Chow | Bloomberg Law Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2006/116/EC on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights The European Union announced on September 12, 2011 that it has adopted the new Copyright Term Extension, which extends copyright protection for performances of recorded music by performers and producers of musical works from 50 years to 70 years. Member states opposed the original proposal to extend the term to 95 years. The directive will bring the rights of artists and producers in Europe closer in line with the protection offered to authors and composers, whose rights are enforceable for the duration of their life plus 70 years. Although there are various details that require individual EU members to implement, it is anticipated that the directive will be implemented by all EU states by 2014. The FAQ released by the EU provides further details.
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