Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Green Party To Review Controversial Copyright Plans

Book2BookTuesday 28 Apr 2015

The Green Party have promised to review their plan to reduce the copyright term to 14 years after publication following concern from people in the creative industry.
Authors and creatives criticised plans to substantially reduce the term, which currently stands at 70 years after death, with bestselling authors saying that it had taken years to get royalties from their work.


1 comment:

transpress nz said...

There's no doubt that 70 years after an author's death is excessively long, but 14 years after publication is similarly too short. A compromise would clearly be somewhere in the middle. At present national laws within the EU on this are overridden by EU laws. If Britain leaves the EU - which hopefully it will - then it could do this.