[Foundation-l] Does "free content" exist in France?
saintonge at telus.net
Sat Apr 21 07:20:55 UTC 2007
Pedro Sanchez wrote:
>On 4/20/07, Delphine Ménard <notafishz at gmail.com> wrote:
>>On 4/20/07, Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>Based on the definition  promoted by WMF, I am
>>>wondering if free content exists in France where moral
>>>rights are inalienable, perpetual and inviolable.
>>I'm sorry, but in the definition, I seem to miss the part where free
>>content is tied to the "loss of' or 'giving up" one's moral rights?
>>Could you point me to it?
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>In many countries, the moral rights can't be waived or renounced (in
>Mexico you can't). But those are not the rights that licenses deal
>with, but "patrimonial" (not sure about the proper translation)
>No matter how free is the image, the author will always remain the
>author. That's nothing to do with freeness.
The right of attribution? When through time a person's copyright has
expired you are free to reproduce the material, but you cannot tell the
public that you are the author; the original author still needs to be
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