Re: Oh I see
So for over 100 years the US only recognised copyright if it was possessed by a US citizen. And even then it did it grudgingly. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_Convention_Implementation_Act_of_1988 ). So they were quite happy to steal from Europe and the rest of the world, as part of a political policy, through all parties being in power.
Please forgive me if I quote the old introduction: "Pot, Kettle. Kettle, Pot". Oh and by the way, "Theft is not innovation." But, failure to innovate, or at least conform with international law, apparently was theft. For over 100 years. I have little sympathy with the claims and concerns of reformed thiefs.