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Never forever: why extending the term of protection for sound recordings is a bad idea

@article{Helberger2008NeverFW,
  title={Never forever: why extending the term of protection for sound recordings is a bad idea},
  author={N. Helberger and N. Dufft and S. Gompel and B. Hugenholtz},
  journal={European Intellectual Property Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={174-181}
}
Nothing is forever, not even the term of protection of sound recordings. Yet, arguments that the existing term is either too close to forever or not close enough, make periodically their way onto the political agenda. The controversies about the US Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act (or “Mickey Mouse Protection Act”) of 1998 are still fresh in our minds. More recently, in the UK, where the rights to the early recordings of Sir Cliff Richard and the Beatles are about to fall into the public… Expand
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