Sam Rudy: Private Copying Of Music - A New Model For Artist Compensation

27 Apr 2015

October 1st 2014 saw an end to the UK’s ‘odd-man-out-in-Europe’ status, by ratifying the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014, granting consumers the legal right to copy CDs and DVDs onto personal computers, mobile devices and internet-based cloud locker services, for their own personal use.

Leaving aside the issue of ‘fair compensation’ for rightsholders as stipulated by the EU Copyright Directive (yet denied by UK government, who now face a Judicial Review at the behest of UK Music, The Musicians Union and BASCA), the mechanism, transparency and effectiveness by which rightsholders are compensated for private copying in the majority of European countries remains up for debate. Read More…

Taking its lead from the recent publication of an MA thesis (free, here | more… ) and moderated by Keith Harris, this think tank debate will begin with a presentation by report author Sam Rudy (Miloco Group), followed by a panel discussion including John Smith (General Secretary, Musicians’ Union) with others tba.

Date: Thu 25 Jun 2015 | Time: 18.30 – 21.00hrs | Venue: Fyvie Hall, UoW, 309 Regent St. London, W1B 2UW

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