Definitions for "Moral Rights"
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.