Copyright assignment

Joerg Schilling schilling at
Thu Jun 13 10:18:39 UTC 2002

>From: Loic Dachary <loic at>

>Georg C. F. Greve writes:
> > What you can transfer are "exclusive exploitation rights," which
> > economically behave like the anglo-american Copyright, but it does not
> > contain the "personality rights" of the author.

>	That's what we call "droits moraux" (moral rights) in France.
>Maybe Till can tell us if these "personality rights" are common to all
>countries in Europe. Are there European countries that have no such
>concept ? It exists in Germany (my guess), in France and ... ?

It does exist in Germany and is called "Urheberrecht" commonly falsely 
translated into "Copyright" - I would rather use the term "Authorship rights".

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