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Feb 06, 2009

Extension Term of protection of copyright: calculation co-written works_Febr2009

The proposal for harmonizing the term of calculation of co-written works should be rejected as there are too little arguments to undertake a change in the term of protection directive at European level. The alleged problem of variations between the Member States are not considered as such by users nor are they considered as affecting the internal market.
The proposal for harmonizing the term of calculation of co-written works outweighs proportionally the changes this would require to the Member States legislative framework.
The EU should respect the Member States autonomy to define according to its own cultural traditions and history, what a co-written work is.
Pearle* calls upon the EU to reject the proposal as the different terms of protection of co-written are not considered as a problem in the live performance sector and the proposal for harmonization of calculation is thus a solution to a problem which does not exist.

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