Changes to European copyright law force the Beatles to release new tracks

Changes to European copyright law have forced the Beatles to make available a number of previously unreleased live recordings to the general public.

Fifty-nine tracks were released by Apple Records on 17 December 2013, just in time for Christmas. While the tracks have long been the subject of bootleg recordings, they have never previously been officially released.

When Apple was asked to confirm why it released this new material, it simply replied: ‘No comment.’ However, it is commonly accepted that the decision made to release these tracks was a direct result of changes to European Union copyright laws…

Click on the link below to read the rest of the Collyer Bristow briefing.

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in

Register

It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer

 

Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.

 

Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.

 

Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Briefings from Collyer Bristow

View more briefings from Collyer Bristow

Analysis from The Lawyer

Overview

4 Bedford Row
London
WC1R 4TF
UK

Turnover (£m): 14.90
No. of lawyers: 56