One thing I did not get was that the directive is not retrospective:
p. 13 : "This initiative proposes that the term extension apply to
and sound recordings whose initial term of protection of 50 years has
not expired at the date of adoption of the amended Directive. It will
not retroactively extend to performances that had already fallen into
the public domain by this date."
This has been noted by Daniel Leech-Wilkinson in a posting to the Musical
Performance on Record discussion list. He also draws attention to the 'use
it or lose it' clause. The proposed wording for this clause is on pp. 19-20.
Steve Abrams TTTTTTT