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Thursday 6 October 2011

Cliff's Law

The Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending  amending Directive 2006/116/EC on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights which will extend protection for sound recordings to 70 years and make associated changes to the law. The nick-name comes from one of the foremost proponents and beneficiaries of the change, the former Harry Webb who changed his name to his long-standing stage name, Cliff Richard, by deed poll in 1980 and was knighted in 1995. Cf Mickey Mouse Protection Act, Sonny Bono Copyright Act.

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