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GUEST,Bardan The Guardian -Nic Jones-Very Important (37) RE: The Guardian -Nic Jones-Very Important 23 Sep 11


I'd heard somewhere that Planxty were in a similar situation regarding (at least) their first couple of albums. Vaguely recall seeing a documentary where Andy Irvine was getting pretty angry about it.
I would have thought the simplest solution would be to simply say you can't sell the rights to something you've composed- only rent them out for a set period. An alternative would be to let artists veto the sale of rights to their material to other companies- I'm sure that could be arranged without huge difficulties. Big change though and it would piss the companies off no end.


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