Monday, June 5, 2023

Texas Law Review Debates Moral Rights

Interested in the Visual Artists Rights Act and moral rights? The Texas Law Review and its online companion publication, See Also, have just published a student note and a professorial reply concerning moral rights.  The student Note, Moral Rights: Well-Intentioned Protection and its Unintended Consequences, analyzes the concept and focuses serious criticism on the right of integrity.Professor Robert C. Bird replies in his essay, Of Geese, Ribbons, and Creative Destruction: Moral Rights and its Consequences.

Bird applauds Lindsey A. Mills’s reasoned criticisms and additions to the academic debate.  However, Professor Bird concludes by recognizing the “artistic doomsday rhetoric” that has been levied against moral rights and argues in favor of a measured approach to the issue.


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