Re: Garfield: "Acknowledged Self-Archiving is Not Prior Publication"

From: Charles Oppenheim <C.Oppenheim_at_LBORO.AC.UK>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 08:55:11 +0100

"The law does not recognize moral ownership" may be true in a backward (in
Moral Rights terms) country like the USA, but Moral Rights are enshrined in
the law of many countries of the world.


Professor Charles Oppenheim
Department of Information Science
Loughborough University
Leics LE11 3TU
(fax) 01509-223053
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> >sh> i.e., the fact that it is they who wrote them and not someone else --
> >sh> is of course retained by these special authors, as by all authors.
> >sh> the texts themselves are all given away; not a penny of royalties or
> >sh> fees or other form of income from their sale/rental/lease/lending is
> >sh> received or sought by their authors.
> >sh>
> >
> > The law does not recognize "moral ownership". You are making it up.
> Call it whatever you like: It is what you are violating when you
> plagiarize. (And I'm not sure the authors of public-domain works are
> protected from it.)
> Stevan Harnad
Received on Thu Sep 05 2002 - 08:55:11 BST

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