European Commission recommends copyright registration

The Pinsent Masons blog Out-Law.com notes (and links to) a 45-page European Commission report that recommends that copyright owners register their rights with the EU, in order to avoid the creation of "orphan works." How ironic is that? Europeans (and others) criticized the United States for decades, because U.S. law required copyright registration until the U.S. joined the Berne Convention and eliminated the registration requirement (for foreign works). Could it be that registration was a good idea, all along?