Irish artists demand fair play on EU copyright laws

Irish artists demand fair play on EU copyright laws
Eleanor McEvoy, musician and chair of the Irish Music Rights Organisation Pic: Getty

Ahead of a major vote in the European Parliament this week on copyright law, Irish musical artists are demanding a change to the existing system

‘Home taping is killing music,” proclaimed the famous 1980s campaign against the illegal recording of albums onto cassette tapes.

It had a nifty symbol, a skull and crossbones underneath a silhouette of a cassette tape, and it became a cause célèbre for a while.

Today, it’s not the cassette tape that’s killing music but the internet, according to a great many Irish artists who have joined a major campaign to reform the laws...

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