Sunday, November 2, 2008

moral rights leading to censorship

If a child in your school creates a beautiful mural on one of the school walls and another student paints over the that in violation of moral rights? What if the school is being remodeled?
Censoring copies of a work, such as putting pants on the naked boy in Maurice Sendak's In the Night Kitchen would not violate moral rights. It would not violate moral rights because the book is a copy of the original artwork. It would be an act of censorship.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Moral Rights Basics

Moral rights are not transferrable, and end only with the life of the author. Even if the author has conveyed away a work or her copyright in it, she retains the moral rghts to the work under VARA(Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990) . Authors may, however, waive their moral rights if do so in writing.
How do you feel about this? Do you agree or disagree?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Moral Rights

In schools, students have the right to not have their name disclosed on their work such as, artwork, writing, sculptures, & etc. This right was put into place to prevent students' works from being destroyed, damaged, or defaced by another individual. If this right was not put into place and another individual damaged a students work that student could have the possibility to sue the school for violation of rights. How do you feel about this right? Have you ever heard of any student or parent sue the school for this reason or any reason closely related?