With compact disc sales tanking year over year and recording artist long abused by the system becoming independent via the Internet, the recording industry is in a world wide frenzy to grab whatever source of cash they can. Looking to get the kind of copyright extension that they enjoy in the States, courtesy of Sonny Bono and Mickey Mouse, the recording industry has recently convinced the European Commission (EC) that an additional 45 years of copyright are just what poor, aging musicians need to make it through their Golden Years.
Discuss "EU 45 Year Copyright Extension Plan to Net Aging Musicians a Cool €30" here. Read the article.
The industry pretty much deserves to die. Too bad they will take down the creative talent with them.
By the way, does this sound familiar? Who do you suppose is going to benefit the most from the banking bailout?
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