[Foundation-l] Re-licensing

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 15:14:46 UTC 2009

2009/1/23 Mike Godwin <mnemonic at well.com>:
> Thomas Dalton writes:
>>>  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
>>> definition.
>> The idea behind moral rights is that they are rights that everyone has
>> automatically and the law is just recognising that.
> I understand what the *rhetoric* of moral rights is.  But in the
> absence of law establishing and protecting moral rights, you don't
> have any.
> [snip]

There is a world outside the legal profession, Mike. Either learn
that, or restrict the recipients of your emails to other lawyers. I,
for one, don't care about your extremely narrow minded views.

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