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Private Copying of Music – MusicTank

Private Copying of Music

23 May 2015


Samuel Rudy
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“Compensatory systems for private copying need to be reviewed in depth in order to propose a model that does not become obsolete with the evolution of technology and this dissertation aims to propose the fundamentals of a model that responds to such a requirement” Sam Rudy’s MA Music Business Management Project report argues for an immediate EU wide statutory introduction of an improved blank tape levy.  He proposes an evolution of the concept of private copying and in doing so suggests that this new levy could provide urgently needed remuneration to music rights holders. Sam carried out extensive research and has put together a timely and convincing argument that a levy, even in these days of streaming, should still make up a substantial part of music industry finance. On the strength of this paper and his academic achievement during his studies, Sam was awarded the MusicTank Award for Business and Innovation, Autumn 2014. Sam Rudy will introduce this paper at a panel-lead debate on private copy exemption in central London, Thur 25th June, 2015.  Full details here.