23867100 story EU Extends Music Copyright to 70 Years 536 Posted by samzenpus on Monday September 12, 2011 @11:40AM from the what's-another-twenty-years? dept. MrSteveSD writes "The copyright on sound recordings by the Beatles, Rolling Stones and other famous bands was due to expire in the next few years. However, the EU Council has now scuttled any such hopes. The copyright term has been extended from 50 to 70 years with aging rockers expressing their delight."