Gowers Review December 6, 2006Posted by mark in : DRM, Music, Review , trackback
The Gowers Review of Intellectual Property, commissioned by the UK government, published its final report today.
So far I’ve only read the ORG summary, and comments from Lawrence Lessig. The recommendations seem surprisingly sensible, given that recent media coverage of it was ‘music industry’ lobbying to extend copyright (for existing works).
People in favour of copyright extension argue that it’s necessary to give artists income into their pensionable years, but for the most part artists very rarely make any money at all from recordings that record companies refuse to distribute.
Read the ORG summary.