CC licenses and "moral rights"
peter.brink at brinkdata.se
Fri Mar 25 06:04:41 EST 2005
drew Roberts skrev:
> And moral rights will have a chilling effect on me and people who think like
> me. It is too risky to build on someone else's work and have the chance of
> them taking me to court. What is to prevent them from objecting to my
> derivative becasue they fear it is way better than their original and they
> don't want the competition? Or they don't like my opinion as to the true
> terminal velocity of the African Barn Swallow?
> If they have these concerns and CC chills them they can always release "all
> rights reserved" - what benefits would CC bring to these people? One of the
> beauties I see in the GPL is that it allows even people who hate each other
> to work together to their mutual benefit. I am a bit of an optomist and think
> that these sorts of working together can perhaps lead ot bigger things in
> some situations.
Moral rights does not grant an creator some kind of unlimited power. He
must prove that his artistic integrity has been somehow violated, your
examples do not violate anyones artistic integrity.
I think you're over-reacting. Moral rights is a matter of respect,
respect for another persons creation. In the same way as one should
treat ones neighbors with respect one should treat other peoples
creations with respect.
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