moral rights

moral rights
   In copyright law, rights guaranteed by the Berne Convention that are considered personal to the author and therefore cannot be bought, sold or transferred. Moral rights include the right to be recognized as the author of a work, or to disclaim it, or to object to modification or other use of the work that the author considers injurious to her or his reputation. Moral rights are claimed on the copyright pages of books in a phrase such as "John Jones has asserted his right to be identified as the author of this work." The U.S. Copyright Office and the courts do not recognize moral rights as such, holding that the individual statutes of U.S. laws offer adequate protection; however, U.S. authors can assert their moral rights in other countries.

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