"So which is it, Andrew? Too much power to the member states, or not enough?"
To be fair, I think it's entirely possible to hold both points of view since the EU and its member states do, so how any mere mortal can reasonably define either point is beyond me. Is it a trading block, or is it a supranational Government? The EU thinks it's the latter but a good many of its member states think it's the former which is where most of the chaos and fuckups come from as far as I can tell. With regard specifically to IP law, that's a whole crazy can of worms all on its own, I mean how many of us have received a cheque from a job we quit 10 years ago? Unless you happen to be able to sing, dance or act, none of us.