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Extension Of Copyright Term For Musicians

EDM number 2185 in 2010-12, proposed by Michael Connarty on 14/09/2011.
Categorised under the topics of Performing arts and Intellectual property.

That this Housewelcomes the extension of musicians' copyright term from 50 to 70 years agreed by the EU on 12 September 2011; believes that this will bring a fairer reward to many thousands of recording artists, including session musicians, backing singers and orchestral players, who will benefit from a longer copyright term, a substantial new fund for session musicians from record company revenues, a requirement for labels to make sure all recordings are made available through original recording labels, or for release by the musicians independently, and the writing off of any unrecovered advances so that musicians receive full royalties in the extended term; and thanks the 38,000 musicians across Europe (including 6,000 in the UK) who signed the petition which helped to secure this successful outcome to a campaign supported by PPL, the Musicians Union and by a number of Members of both Houses of Parliament on an all-party basis.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Michael Connarty14/09/2011Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourProposed
Kevin Brennan14/09/2011Cardiff WestLabourSeconded
Malcolm Bruce14/09/2011GordonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Pete Wishart14/09/2011Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySeconded
John Robertson14/09/2011Glasgow North WestLabourSeconded
John Whittingdale14/09/2011MaldonConservativeSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins14/09/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/09/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ian Davidson14/09/2011Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Joan Walley14/09/2011Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Anas Sarwar14/09/2011Glasgow CentralLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram15/09/2011Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards15/09/2011Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Alan Meale15/09/2011MansfieldLabourSigned
Cathy Jamieson15/09/2011Kilmarnock and LoudounLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson15/09/2011Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan15/09/2011Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell15/09/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd10/10/2011Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Mark Durkan10/10/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Peter Bottomley10/10/2011Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Nicholas Dakin10/10/2011ScunthorpeLabourSigned
Ian Mearns10/10/2011GatesheadLabourSigned
Andrew George11/10/2011St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark11/10/2011North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe11/10/2011Bradford SouthLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie12/10/2011South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martin Caton12/10/2011GowerLabourSigned
Paul Flynn13/10/2011Newport WestLabourSigned
John Hemming17/10/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim McGovern17/10/2011Dundee WestLabourSigned
Frank Doran18/10/2011Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy19/10/2011GlenrothesLabourSigned

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