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20-Year Copyright Extensions Coming To Europe

Unlametheweak points out a story at Ars Technica which begins: "After a UK government-led constitute said that the current 50-year term for musical copyrights was fine, and the washington* last year publicly agreed that there was no need to extend the term, culture gospel pusher Andy Burnham yore made the logical follow-up announcement that yes, the regime would now push for a 20-year arm on copyright. Turns out, it's the moral thing to do. Actually, by framing the issue as a 'moral case,' Burnham gets to sidestep the entire issue of logic. Critics have already begun to charge that he is ignoring actual indicia and the well-regarded conclusions of the Gowers Report (PDF), not to mention precedent predominance policy. But when the issue becomes a moral one and the livelihood of aging performers is at stake, it's abruptly easier to avoid cost/benefit analysis."

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