Re: Copright rarely exclusive

From: Charles Oppenheim <C.Oppenheim_at_LBORO.AC.UK>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 20:11:26 +0000

Sorry, but many publishers require assignment, which is
not a licence to publish but complete transfer of the
copyright. Then it IS like selling your house or car!
Moral Rights exist in some countries, but not all. in any
case, if you retain your Moral Rights but have assigned
copyright, you get no rights to further copy,so the
question of Moral Rights is not relevant to that
particular debate.


On Sun, 15 Feb 2009 11:20:40 -0800
 Heather Morrison <heatherm_at_ELN.BC.CA> wrote:
> Copyright has never been like a house or a car. The
> copyright owner
> typically only transfers some rights to publish. For
> example, with
> scholarly works, there are moral rights that always
> remain with the
> author, such as attribution.
> The only right an author really needs to grant to a
> publisher is the
> right to publish. Rights to disseminate and even to
> republish can be
> held simutaneously by more than one entity. In other
> words, copyright
> is not exclusive.
> Any opinion expressed in this e-mail is that of the
> author alone, and
> does not represent the opinion or policy of BC
> Electronic Library or
> Simon Fraser University Libary.
> Heather Morrison, MLIS
> The imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics
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