[Cdn-DMCA] Derivative works: "Moral rights" and "Monopoly privilege"
kris at melon.org
Thu Apr 4 23:32:38 EST 2002
On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 05:37:26PM -0800, Chris Brand wrote:
> > I think it'd be harder than you think to separate the "fame" and
> > "fortune" rights (i.e. Moral vs. Monopoly).
> I think one of the key problems is that nobody does separate the two.
> If you go to someone and say "I feel that authors should be recognized
> for what they wrote for the rest of their lives plus 50 years", I suspect
> that most people would agree with you. The problem is that the way that
> ends up being legislated is that they get a monopoly right for that
> duration. We need to break that tie. If we can do so, then it becomes
> much harder to justify term extensions for monopoly privileges.
I think the moral right to be regognised as the author of a work
extends indefinitely. Case in point: I'm not about to get away with
claiming authorship of the Odes, the Iliad, the Odyssey, or even the
epic of Gilgamesh.
Kristofer Coward http://unripe.melon.org/
GPG Fingerprint: 2BF3 957D 310A FEEC 4733 830E 21A4 05C7 1FEB 12B3
For (un)subscription information, posting guidelines and
links to other related sites please see http://www.flora.org/dmca/
More information about the Discuss