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Re: About social balances

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro
Subject: Re: About social balances
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 11:29:03 -0500

On Mon, 2005-11-07 at 16:53 +0100, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>    It is interesting that you think so, because this makes you very
>    European :) In European law, there is a "right by nature" for an
>    author to control the use of his work.  This right can not be sold
>    or forfeited.
> Droits moraux and similar laws only applies in France and Germany; I
> think.  I haven't see such a thing in UK, Polish or Swedish law.  And
> I don't think it is something dictated by the EU.

I knew about France. I didn't know that it existed in Germany.

I don't believe in "droits moraux". I have no objection to the idea that
there might exist some right of an author that is separate from
copyright, but the idea that this right is not transferable seems like a


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