[Foundation-l] Some thoughts on CC 3.0

geni geniice at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 20:28:52 UTC 2007

On 6/6/07, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
> Now, the licenses simply
> explicitly acknowledge that they say nothing at all about moral rights.


You must not:

"subject the Work to any derogatory treatment as defined in the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988."


That looks like a positive statement to me (for the record English and
Welsh law does allow you to waive your moral rights although I'm not
quite sure how you would do that in an online context). It's using
copyright to enforce things that are not quite copyright.

"You must not distort, mutilate, modify or take other derogatory
action in relation to the Work which would be prejudicial to the
Original Author's honor or reputation."


Again a positive statement backing up moral rights in the form of copyright.

The term "moral rights" does not appear once in either document.


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