With The Beatles‘ debut single Love Me Do over 50 years old and now out of copyright in the UK, a label called Mischief Music have taken full advantage by issuing this red heart-shaped twelve-inch vinyl.
The record is due for release on 26 July 2013 and has Love Me Do on the A-side, with original B-side P.S. I Love You present and correct. This is said to be limited to 500 copies worldwide.
In 2011 UK musician Cliff Richard successfully campaigned for this copyright period to be extended from 50 to 70 years. The so-called ‘Cliff’s Law’ applies to performers of the music (rather than composers) and is expected to be implemented by EU member states by 2014, thereby protecting music released from 1964 onwards for a further two decades.