CC licenses and "moral rights"
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Thu Mar 24 15:07:32 EST 2005
Peter Knupfer, H-Net said:
> Greg London wrote:
>> I know of no real-world case where Moral Rights were used.
> Used how? They're "used" all the time if someone refuses permission
> because she believes the use will damage her reputation.
You mean "retract" permission, don't you?
The author gave permission by using a CC license.
But then the author retracts permission for a
particular work after they see the end result.
That is how "Moral Rights" work, isn't it?
If it's just "refuse" permission, then keep the work
"all rights reserved", grant permission to specific
projects you approve of, and refuse permission to the
I'm picturing a rabbit trap all of a sudden.
A box with a carrot under it. A stick holding
the box up, and a string that goes back to the
author's hand. If the author likes the result,
no worries. but if the author doesn't like the
result, they pull the rope.
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