10 December 2006

UK - Chancellor offers £5m for pursuit of pirates

(Guardian)
The government has endorsed calls for a stringent clampdown on music and film piracy and an end to restrictions on copying music for personal use. A wide-ranging intellectual property review by Andrew Gowers also recommended the existing 50-year copyright term for sound recordings be retained, much to the chagrin of a vocal lobby of major record labels and artists who wanted it increased.