mnemonic at well.com
Fri Jan 23 03:32:10 UTC 2009
> A legal right is recognized by law. A moral right may not be.
This must be your own idiosyncratic application of the term "moral
right." In copyright, "moral rights" refers to inalienable legal
rights that are recognized in law. If you are in a jurisdiction that
does not recognize "moral rights," then you don't have them, by
> Sure, but I'm not in a jurisdiction that indisputably recognizes the
> to attribution.
Okay, so why are you invoking rights that you don't have?
> Barring a license to use my content in that way, sure. Just like a
> director has a basis to demand "the last solo credit card before the
> scene of the picture".
Excuse me? Film directors don't have any legal right to such a
"credit card" (I assume you mean "credit"). They may negotiate for
such a credit through contract, but they don't have it in the absence
of a contract.
>> So you're saying your legal rights are defined by "common sense"?
> To some extent, sure. Not entirely by common sense, of course, but
> rights can't be understood without employing common sense.
They can't be understood without knowledge of the law, either.
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