Further evidence that copyright protection terms appear to be heading in only one direction comes from Argentina. The country's ruling party, Front for Victory, recently proposed a draft bill extending the term of copyright protection on photographs from 20 years to life of the photographer plus 70 years. Earlier this year, Jamaica increased copyright protection to life plus 95 years, while in 2011, the European Union raised the term for music recordings to 70 years. Meanwhile, library bodies' efforts to persuade WIPO's (World Intellectual Property Organization) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights to back international copyright exceptions for libraries and archives plods along. EU copyright reform, which is progressing at a snail's pace, impacts the Eli's position vis-a-vis any international agreement.
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