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Copyright term extension necessary for investment: Music publishers

Media | 12/08/2015 9:24 pm EST

OTTAWA — Extending copyright terms from 50 to 70 years after the death of the author is necessary to boost investment in creative industries, Robert Hutton, executive director of the Canadian Music Publishers Association, argued Tuesday. “The risks economically in creating intellectual property are borne solely by the creator and the investor company,” he said during a panel discussion at an event focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which extends...