Originally Posted by Sparrow
As I understand it, the Berne Convention says countries must recognise and adhere to the copyright law pertaining in the country of origin.
Not quite. Article 7 (8) of the Berne Convention states that the
[copyright] term shall be governed by the legislation of the country where protection is claimed; however, unless the legislation of that country otherwise provides, the term shall not exceed the term fixed in the country of origin of the work.