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Rule of the shorter term
also called Comparison of terms

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  1. In the European Union, copyrights have been harmonized amongst the member states by the EU directive 93/98/EEC on harmonising the term of copyright protection

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  2. also called the comparison of terms, is a provision in international copyright treaties that allows signatory countries to limit the duration of copyright they grant to foreign works under national treatment to at most the copyright term a work is gr

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  3. In the Universal Copyright Convention, the comparison of terms is spelled out in article IV(4)(a), which reads

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  4. International copyright treaties such as the Berne Convention (BC) or the Universal Copyright Convention (UCC) work through national treatment

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  5. Addressing concerns of the Japanese delegation, the conference chair clarified that this subsumed the case of works that were not copyrightable at all in their country of origin (as specified), as these would have a copyright term equal to zero

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