On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Robert Rohde <rarohde(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 5:22 AM, Jussi-Ville
I think it is useful to note that even in
moral rights are inalienable, there is a requirement of
"originality" and "creative effort".
It is not strictly true that all countries require "creativity", some
jurisdictions (notably the UK) tend to use copyright to protect the
expenditure of effort involved regardless of whether the work is
creative. In other words, the rights follow from the fact that
someone expended time and effort in creating the publication, and do
not necessarily require that the publication contains an original
Isn't this just an economic right which can be waived or traded in a broad
range of circumstances, though? The individual workers who collected names
for the phone book or fixed the typos therein don't get their names listed
as "authors", do they?