January 8, 2013

Dylan Outtakes Released To Extend European Copyright

Allan Kozinn, "Sony Issues Dylan CDs to Extend Copyright", New York Times (Arts, Jan. 8, 2013).  Online here.

In sum, Sony issues an album of early, previously unreleased Bob Dylan recordings in order to take advantage of "use it or lose it" provisions under new European Union copyright law, extending protection from 50 to 70 years beginning in 2014.