Charlie McCreevy

  1. British Govt Minister Backs Term Extension

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. culture secretary Andy Burnham is recommending a 20-year increase in copyright term to 70 years. His comments at the U.K. Music Creators' Conference, held at London’s ICA, represent a new position for the British government on copyright. ...

  2. EC Proposes Extended Copyright Term

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission today formally proposed an extension in the term of copyright for recorded performances from 50 to 95 years, rewarding the tens of thousands of British artists and the trade bodies which have lobbied intensively for new mea ...

  3. MU Urges Action On Term Of Copyright

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Musicians' Union is reiterating its call for European Commissioners not to "short change" performers as they mull over Commissioner McCreevy's proposals to extend the term of performers' rights in Brussels t ...

  4. Burnham Keeps 'Open Mind' On 50-Year C'right Term

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Andy Burnham, Britain's culture secretary, has reached out to the U.K. music industry with a show of support, while promising to keep an "open mind" on the rumbling debate that is the 50-year term of copyright issue. Speaking at col ...

  5. EU's McCreevy Calls For Forum On Copyright Levy

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A forum should be set up to resolve a long-running spat over levies on recording equipment to compensate performers for lost royalties, EU Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy said on Tuesday. Big electronics companies such as Philips, No ...

  6. EU Commissioner Backs Copyright Term Extension

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST The European Union's internal market commissioner has given his unequivocal support to industry demands for an extension for the term of copyright on sound recordings. Commissioner Charlie McCreevy said today he intends to propose an extensio ...

  7. Electronics Execs Seek Reform On EU Copyright Tax

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Top electronics firms have asked the European Commission to discuss why the European Union executive body abruptly delayed reform of an "excessive and unjustified" copyright tax after lobbying by France. In December the commission delaye ...

  8. EU Commissioner Calls For Copyright Levy Changes

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST European Union internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy confirmed Wednesday (Nov. 29) his plans to overhaul the system of copyright levies on consumer goods that currently compensate artists in Europe. The commissioner -- who is due next mont ...

  9. EU Commissioner Calls For Copyright Levy Changes

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST European Union internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy confirmed Wednesday (Nov. 29) his plans to overhaul the system of copyright levies on consumer goods that currently compensate artists in E European Union internal market commissioner Ch ...

  10. EC: Music Licensing Reforms Are Working

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reforms of the music licensing sector are succeeding, with a growing demand for European Union-wide licensing replacing national applications, the European Commission said Tuesday (Oct. 3). Reforms of the music licensing sector are succeeding, wit ...

  11. EC: Music Licensing Reforms Are Working

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reforms of the music licensing sector are succeeding, with a growing demand for European Union-wide licensing replacing national applications, the European Commission said Tuesday (Oct. 3). Reforms of the music licensing sector are succeeding, wit ...

  12. Music Creators Voice Fears On EC-Led Reforms

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Songwriters and composers warned Thursday (Feb. 23) that they could find their creativity stifled by multinational monopolies if the European Union agreed to reforms on authors' rights. Songwriters and composers have warned that they could fi ...

  13. EC Unveils New Collective Licensing Rules

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission on Oct. 12 overhauled the convoluted rules on collective licensing in an effort to make it easier to license music online in the European Union's 25 member countries. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission on Oct. 12 over ...

  14. EC Unveils New Collective Licensing Rules

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recommendation calls for EU-wide online licenses. The European Commission today (Oct. 12) overhauled the convoluted rules on collective licensing, making it easier to license music online in the European Union's 25 member countries. The Commi ...

  15. EC Unveils New Collective Licensing Rules

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recommendation calls for EU-wide online licenses. The European Commission today (Oct. 12) overhauled the convoluted rules on collective licensing, making it easier to license music online in the European Union's 25 member countries. The Commi ...

  16. Collecting Licensing Up For Overhaul

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. LONDON -- The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex r ...

  17. Collecting Licensing Up For Overhaul

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Proposal for EU-wide online license. The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. EU internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy outlined today (Oct ...

  18. Collecting Licensing Up For Overhaul

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Proposal for EU-wide online license. The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. EU internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy outlined today (Oct ...

  19. EC To Unveil Plan On Collecting Licensing

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT McCreevy to present his project in London. Plans to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music will be revealed today (Oct. 7) by the European Commission. The plan was drafted by the services of EU in ...