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Old 11-19-2012, 07:23 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by teh603 View Post
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 Berne protects them for 50 years after first showing, just four years longer than the withdrawn plan.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:
http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ip/b...ocs_wo001.html

Books of course are the clearest example where the withdrawn plan massively violated Berne in terms of copyright length.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.

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