Rights granted to authors under the Berne Convention (1989) giving the author 1) right to attribution, and 2) right to integrity.
Rights that are based on general principles of fairness and justice; they are often but not always based on religious beliefs. People sometimes feel they have a moral right even when they do not have a legal right. For example, during the civil rights movement in the USA, protesters demonstrated against laws forbidding Blacks and Whites to attend the same schools on grounds that these laws violated their moral rights.
Personal rights of authors to have their work attributed to them and to insist that its integrity be retained.
The right of a person to be identified as the author of a work (the paternity right); to object to any distortion, mutilation or modification or other derogatory action in relation to his work (the integrity right); and not to have anything falsely attributed to him (the right against false attribution). Close
In copyright law, rights guaranteed authors by the Berne Convention that are considered personal to the author and that cannot therefore be bought, sold or transferred.
See Rights, Moral.
rights provided to authors and directors of copyright works under copyright law that are independent of the economic rights that might exist in a work. Moral rights are granted to authors and directors to protect their personal interests in relation to their creations. Unlike economic rights granted under copyright, moral rights cannot be sold.
Moral rights are applicable to any work in which copyright subsists, except for those films and works included in a film made prior to the commencement of the Act (December 2000). The rights remain with the creator, irrespective of the ownership of copyright and remain in force for the duration of the copyright protection of the work. The rights are the right of attribution, the right to not have authorship falsely attributed and the right of integrity. More information....
In English, Welsh and Scottish law the relevant Moral Rights are: the right to be identified as the author; and the right to defend the integrity of the work (against changes "contrary to the honour or reputation" of the author). See Rights and why they are important; details specifically for photographers; and more links at www.londonfreelance.org/ar.
The right, originating in Europe, to maintain control over work after it is sold to another, such as the right to claim authorship or prevent modification. Moral rights are separate from economic rights held by a copyright owner and are not recognized in the United States for writings, but are recognized for visual arts.
Rights an author retains over the integrity of a work and the right to be named as its author even after sale or transfer of the copyright.
Moral Rights is a term given to new rights granted to authors of works and film directors by the Copyright Design and Patents Act 1988, which entitles them to be identified as such, to object to derogatory treatment of the work and to prevent false assertions that a person was the author of a particular work. Moral rights cannot be transferred.
Certain personal and non-transferrable rights of the creator of a work, recognized by copyrights law, which differ from country to country - they usually include the right to be acknowledged as the author and to protect the integrity of the work.(FR:Droits moraux, IT:Diritti Morali )
Moral rights are rights of creators of copyrighted works generally recognized in civil law jurisdictions and first recognized in France and Germany, before they were included in the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works in 1928. While the United States became a signatory to the convention in 1988, it still does not completely recognize moral rights as part of copyright law, but rather as part of other bodies of law, such as defamation or unfair competition. Those jurisdictions that include moral rights in their copyright statutes are called droit d'auteur states, which literally means "right of the author".