Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by David at 2008-05-21 14:29
Yet another "Extend copyright" push
"Performers on the other hand enjoy protection for 50 years from the time of their performance. This means that an increasing number of them are seeing their performances fall into the public domain during their lifetimes. Not only do they no longer have a say in how their performances are used, but also their royalty payments and their airplay remuneration dry up."
95 years? What the hell?
I pay some money into a pension scheme each month, as do most people who want a decent income when they retire. Why should entertainers be an exception?
Private copying levies? Why should anyone get money when I make a copy of something I already own for my own use?
Do they think I'm in the habit of gaining more enjoyment from music by listening to more than one copy of it at once, or something?
And don't forget the case where I make a copy of something I created in the first place.
I'm generally in favour of the EU, but when our membership of the EU means dealing with dishonest, industry-pandering scum like McCreevy, I'm getting more Eurosceptic by the day...