Copyright notice (Re: YotG with spoilers)

Jacob Proffitt Jacob at
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

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...

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