[LINK] moral rights in Australia?

Brendan Scott brendansweb at optusnet.com.au
Thu Nov 20 15:03:27 AEDT 2008

Eric Scheid wrote:
> A client is asking me to waive all moral rights to some internal design
> documents I'm developing for their new website. I understand moral rights to
> be primarily two-fold (proper attribution and non-derogatory treatment) and
> that they can't be transferred, sold, or assigned. [1][2]
> I'm not hugely perturbed - these are internal design deliverables, not works
> for public viewing and such.
> What's got me puzzled is their request that they be "waived". Comments?

Some jurisdictions permit a waiver, others don't.  Australia has a consent structure - ie you consent to the relevant uses (which in the absence of consent would be a breach of the moral rights). 

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