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UK Music chief Feargal Sharkey slates the Extended Collective Licensing proposals

• In the Telegraph, Feargal Sharkey is critical of the Digital Economy Bill’s proposals for extended collective licensing, which he says would permit authorised organisations to licence creative works without the creator’s permission.
He said: “The only way that you can respond to that as a creator is by opting out, assuming you knew that process was going on in the first place. We just think it’s incredibly broadly, incredibly badly worded and you cannot begin to believe how open-ended it is.”