QuoteShadow home secretary David Davis called for a Parliamentary debate and described the system for adding people to the database as arbitrary and erratic. Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, said there was "no earthly reason" why someone who has committed no crime should be on the database - "yet the government is shoving thousands of innocent people's DNA details on to the database every month". The DNA database - which is 12 years old - grows by 30,000 samples a month taken from suspects or recovered from crime scenes. There has already been criticism of the database - the largest in the world - because people who are found innocent usually cannot get their details removed.
QuoteIt also means the earliest official recordings from The Beatles, from 1963, will be out of copyright in 2013. Music journalist Neil McCormack told BBC Radio Five Live it was a blow to the industry. "This was set before the advent, the big boom of rock and roll. The boom in popular culture which has led to a whole vast number of people making their living from these royalties. "You can make a record in 1955 and have been getting royalties... been living on that and suddenly they're gone."