EU to try and bump copyright up too, to be more "in line" with the US, ha.
Another thought just hit me, along the same lines as my rant at Steve's this morning. In the article, James Purnell (who's rapidly earning a similarly-named blog)is quoted as saying:
"The music industry is a risky business and finding talent and artists is expensive"
The thing here is that technology allows us to find new ways of discovering artists. The PR hierarchy can be flattened, but the moneymakers don't want it to be.
As always, progress is hindered by the power hungry.