Moral Rights and Open Licensing
Lisa Di Valentino
University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Information and Media Studies
December 3, 2010
This paper will first discuss the moral rights legislation in various jurisdictions. It will then provide a short overview of open licensing on the Internet. Finally, it will analyze whether open licensing (particularly the Creative Commons scheme) is capable of providing meaningful protection of an author’s moral rights, and what alternatives or complements to Creative Commons might exist.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: law, copyright, moral rights, Canada, Australia, U.S., United States, UK, United Kingdom, France, WIPO, TRIPS, open licensing, creative commons
Date posted: January 24, 2011