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Entertainment lawyers question feds’ music moves

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Donalee Moulton

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Randy Bachman is criticizing the Canadian government for leaving songwriters and composers out of changes to the country’s copyright laws that extend a sound recording owner’s rights from 50 to 70 years.

“As a songwriter, I have better conditions for protection in foreign countries than in Canada – and it is not clear to me why my government is OK with this,” Bachman wrote recently in the Globe and Mail.

Some entertainment lawyers are equally puzzled. In its latest budget – an unusual place...