On 1/11/2011 11:27 AM, Bob Olhsson wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> > From Pekka Gronow:
> "If I understand this correctly, you are saying that the rest of the world
> has agreed to conform their copyright terns to the countries having the
> longest term..."
> That's how it was presented to us at a Recording Academy meeting by
> Congresswoman Bono herself.
Mary Bono *LIED* to you. She also *LIED* to all of her colleagues to
get them to vote for the thing. Her law was extending the terms beyond
what any country had at that point -- there terms generally were and are
SHORTER. She and the industry hoped that the other countries would
foolishly FOLLOW her example and extend them to the extra lengths of the
new U.S. terms. Fortunately they saw through her scheme and haven't so
far. You bought her *LIE* hook line and sinker without doing any
independent research -- which is what she and the RIAA hoped would
happen. I suggest you pay attention to Pekka. He lives with these
international regulations and is in a country far above the level of
just about everything compared with the U.S.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
> Reducing any country's copyright term in order
> to conform with a treaty would obviously make that treaty totally
> unacceptable to that country. The whole point was to make all countries'
> copyright terms the same in order to facilitate international enforcement.
> Needless to say this is not popular with the corporations who seek to make
> copyright enforcement impossible which is why all of the misinformation
> about term extensions is being peddled.
> The Rome treaty is a separate issue. I believe, if I recall correctly, only
> the U.S., Iran and North Korea aren't signatory.
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