Originally Posted by Ninjalawyer
Predicting that the U.S. will reduce copyright term might be irrational, but I never argued that; I argued that the reduction itself would be rational and, implicitly, that international treaties should as a general principal be renegotiated when they don't make sense any more because of the march of time, technology or both.
I'm all for shorter copyright terms, but I don't see what time/technology has to do with it. Why should the terms be different today than they were a few decades ago? I've seen this from a few posters, so it seems obvious to some, but I don't get the connection.