Of Moral Right and Moral Righteousness
Sheldon W. Halpern
Albany Law School
Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 65, 1997
After a somewhat chaotic process of attempting to find an American analogue of the European construct of droit moral (“moral right”), Congress enacted the Visual Artists Rights Act, a sort of moral right “light” that itself engendered controversy. This article explores the attempt to fit the long-standing civil law construct, predicating on one set of cultural norms, into the American property-based copyright law.
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Date posted: June 2, 2010
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