Face to Face – Canadian Copyright Term, The (non)Mark of Zorro and more
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Canada Officially Extends Copyright Term to 70 Years
SESAC Buys HFA
Black Swan Intern Lawsuit Overturned
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3 Replies to “Face to Face – Canadian Copyright Term, The (non)Mark of Zorro and more”
You misread the Billboard article on the Canadian copyright term extension. It extends the copyright in sound recordings from 50 years to 70 years, not life +70. See <a href="http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2015/04/the-great-canadian-copyright-giveaway-why-copyright-term-extension-for-sound-recordings-could-cost-consumers-millions/"?Michael Geist on why this is a bad deal for consumers and potentially for artists. Copyright lawyer Howard Knopf also has a critique. It is a horrible example of unproductive rent-seeking on the part of record companies.
Thanks for your comment. Michael Geist is a well-known advocate for shorter copyright terms, and loosened restrictions on rights, generally. There are, of course, other sides to the story. We will try to address them in a future episode of Entertainment Law Update.
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