Appointment of EU Copyright Chief Raises Questions

The appointment of a former record industry representative as EU copyright chief has raised questions in Brussels about plans to overhaul the bloc's copyright rules, which musicians, companies, and EU Parliamentarians have all said need fundamentally changing. Maria Martin-Prat, formerly director of legal affairs and deputy legal counsel of the record company trade association International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, will take over as head of the copyright unit in the European Commission's internal market department on April 16.