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COPYRIGHT TERM FOR PRODUCERS AND PERFORMERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1392: tabled on 01 May 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 92 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that 50 years ago Lonnie Donegan's Cumberland Gap was No. 1 in the charts for five weeks; is concerned that due to the present law governing payments for use of audio recordings this track will go out of copyright at the end of 2007 and that the family of Lonnie Donegan, who would have been 76 on 29th April, and the other performers, Denny Wright, John Nicholls and Mickey Ashman, and their company Pye Records, which produced this unique recording, will no longer receive any royalties, nor have any say in how this recording is used; is further concerned that thousands of musicians and their record companies will lose out over the next few years because of the shorter copyright term for sound recordings relative to that granted to almost all other creators, including the songwriters and the sleeve artists who enjoy copyright for the whole of their life plus a further 70 years; notes with concern that, according to a Musicians Union survey, 90 per cent. of musicians earn less than £15,000 a year, and thus acknowledges that the extension of copyright will come as a much needed financial boost to many low paid musicians; and asks the Government to make representations to the European Commission to look at this inequity.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2007
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2007
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Bootle
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2007
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 2007
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2007
South East Cornwall
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2007
Elmet
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 May 2007
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2007
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2007
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2007
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2007
Sheffield, Hallam
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2007
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2007
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2007
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Glasgow South West
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2007
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2007
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2007
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2007
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Holborn and St Pancras
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 May 2007
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2007
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2007
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 May 2007
Foyle
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2007
Sunderland North
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2007
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2007
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2007
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2007
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2007
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Norwich North
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Edinburgh South
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2007
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2007
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2007
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2007
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2007
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2007
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2007
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keeley, Ms Barbara
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Worsley
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Feltham and Heston
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 May 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2007
Mid Worcestershire
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Amber Valley
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2007
Glasgow East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 May 2007
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2007
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2007
Dundee West
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2007
Glasgow North
McKenna, Rosemary
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2007
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2007
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2007
Knowsley South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 July 2007
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2007
Rochdale
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2007
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 2007
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2007
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2007
Bolsover
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2007
Edinburgh East
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2007
Conwy
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2007
Cardiff Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 May 2007
Perth and North Perthshire

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.