Originally Posted by teh603
Just a side note, the group that wrote that particular survey has little respect for international treaties or the UN.
Yea, but it is a little surprising all the non-Republicans who apparently have little regard for international law.
Actually, the length of protection in the abortive GOP plan only needs to be changed a little to be Berne-compliant for movies. Berne protects them for 50 years after first showing, just four years longer than the withdrawn plan. And Berne protects photos for just 25 years. Music, I don't know -- can anyone interpret the music language here:
Books of course are the clearest example where the withdrawn plan massively violated Berne in terms of copyright length.
I think that the biggest proposed Berne violation, and biggest departure from Republican party principles, was the proposed copyright renewal fees AKA new taxes. Or am I wrong -- does Berne allow renewal fees?
The GOP is in panic over losing votes. And the GOP is hardly Hollywood-friendly. I think there a real possibility of this trial balloon coming back, but without the fees.