Copyright notice (Re: YotG with spoilers)

Jacob Proffitt Jacob at Proffitt.com
Mon Dec 25 05:01:15 EST 2000


On Mon, 25 Dec 2000 15:28:10 +0800 (WST), Paul Andinach wrote:

>Under the act, most of the moral rights are, like copyright,
>automatic, but the right of attribution isn't; an author is required
>to publish a notice with the work saying that he or she claims the
>right.

That's interesting.  So the right of attribution goes to the first person
willing to back their assertion with lawyers.  That puts more of a burden on
the authors than exists elsewhere and gives you a handle on the author if
they plagiarized from somewhere.  If they plagiarized, you'd be able to call
it an active crime instead of a passive one (because they had to make an
assertion in order to publish) and litigation would be relatively straight
forward.  Or a little more straight forward.  As much as anything is
straight forward where lawyers are concerned...

Jacob
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