What’s so moral about the “moral rights” of copyright for academics?

Eve, Martin Paul (2014) What’s so moral about the “moral rights” of copyright for academics? LSE Impact Blog . ISSN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

This piece looks at the basis of copyrights and moral rights in relation to academic research. Some critics of open licensing for open access work are concerned about the moral rights of the academic author. But rather than having a strong ethical basis, these moral rights have more of an economic function in that they are designed to allow an author to accumulate a form of capital. Demanding attribution and integrity of work is not necessarily a “moral” act.

Keywords:open access, copyright, JCOpen
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P410 Electronic Publishing
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
ID Code:14840
Deposited On:09 Sep 2014 15:41

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