EU passes extended copyright protections for musicians

European musicians awarded 20 additional years of music protection

The European Union (EU) came to a decision about the proposal to extend copyright protections for musicians.

The EU passed a law to extend protection for recorded music from 50 years to 70 years, which is similar to the protection periods afforded to artists in the U.S. It also brings them closer in line to the rights authors and composers are afforded— the duration of their life plus 70 years.

Danielle Feinstein

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