Names Please

From Lessig’s blog:

As reported yesterday, there was an ad in the FT listing 4,000 musicians who supported retrospective term extension. If you read the list, you’ll see that at least some of these artists are apparently dead (e.g. Lonnie Donegan, died 4th November 2002; Freddie Garrity, died 20th May 2006). I take it the ability of these dead authors to sign a petition asking for their copyright terms to be extended can only mean that even after death, term extension continues to inspire.

Does anyone have the names of these artists so I can boycott them? I might make an exception for the dead ones - they probably didn’t have too much say in the matter.

Update: We have a few names:

Lonnie Donegan
Freddie Garrity

From here:

The Beatles (Paul McCartney)
Eric Clapton
Cliff Richard
U2 (Bono)
Robbie Williams

From here:

Mick Hucknall
Kiri Te Kanawa

From here via here:

The Clash (Paul Simonon)
PJ Harvey
Kaiser Chiefs
Maximo Park
The Who (Pete Townshend)

Update: Via ORG there’s a complete scan of the ads in four parts here.

4 Responses to “Names Please”

  1. Tom Says:

    Good call. I’ve been muttering to myself about money grabbing musicians.
    A good start appears to be Katie Melua and Cliff Richard :0)

  2. Andy Says:

    Not much of a sacrifice so far then :)

  3. Olly Says:

    You might like http://lyxus.net/fhe and http://lyxus.net/fhf - no definitive list though.

  4. Andy Says:

    Thanks Olly. So that’s:

    U2, Eric Clapton, Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams from Olly’s first link and additionally Kiri Te Kanawa and Mick Hucknall from the second one.

    No great losses there then.

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