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Old 11-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #18
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Couldn't be done. The International Berne Copyright Treaty, to which the US is a signatory, requires a minimum copyright term of "life+50 years". Changing that would require re-negotiating Berne, and that's something that would probably take decades.
Decades? Better start now then. If a treaty is being maintained out of inertia rather than any rational policy objective, then something has gone very wrong and it should be renegotiated.

And in any event, the paper at least has the effect of dispelling some common copyright myths and demonstrating that there is some level of understanding that all is not well with copyright legislation.


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I'm sure that Disney would soon point out the error of their ways to them . In this particular case, the US economy massively benefits from the treaty.
Does the U.S. benefit or do certain large players benefit disproportionally, to the overall detriment of the U.S. public? And even if the U.S. is benefiting from an inefficient system, think how much more it could be benefiting from a rational one.

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