About moral rights

Alex Hudson home at alexhudson.com
Thu Sep 27 19:45:01 UTC 2007


On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 20:26 +0200, lolo wrote:
> i don't know if they already cover the 'need of' maintaining invariant
> sections, ded. and ack.(fdl) and to have to create another license(sfdl).

In general, I think moral rights provide something different to the idea
of of FDL invariant sections, and work differently too (since the FDL is
a copyright license).

For example, while dedications and acknowledgements are appropriate to
maintain (imho, obviously ;), moral rights allow you to _disclaim_ your
credit to a work where you feel it's derogatory. That's sort of the
inverse of the FDL requirement.

They're also not universally recognised: they may or may not exist, and
may or may not cover certain types of work (e.g., in Europe moral rights
can apply to literary works, but in the UK they don't apply to



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