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Ageing rockers set to lose rights on early hits


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When Chancellor Gordon Brown stands up to make his pre-budget speech next week, ageing rockers Cliff Richard, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones might do well to tune in.

Not normally the stuff of rock'n'roll, Wednesday's address looks set to reject music industry calls for an extension of copyright on sound recordings to 95 years from 50, meaning veteran acts' early hits could soon be free for all to use.

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