Record labels and mega-rich performers could cash in on changes to the laws.

This article titled “Who benefits from extending the copyright term for sound recordings?” was written by Patrick Foster, for The Guardian on Sunday 25th September 2011 18.01 UTC

So finally the music industry has managed to get by with a little help from a few friends. Label bosses may not have succeeded in the battle to cut off the internet connections to homes of families whose teenage children illegally download a few Eminem tracks, but they have at last prevailed in a decade-long battle to persuade Brussels to increase the copyright term for sound recordings from 50 years to 70.

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