“Moral rights” are the rights individual creators have in relation to copyright works or films they have created. Moral rights are separate from the “economic rights” of the copyright owner. The creator of a work, who holds moral rights, is not necessarily the owner of copyright in the work. This is sometimes expressed as ‘all rights reserved’.
Creators have three moral rights. These are the right:
Moral rights apply to:
The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) 'Intellectual Property Policy' prescribes who owns the copyright in works created by UNDA staff and students. Generally UNDA students own the copyright in their work (including most theses), while the University owns the copyright in course materials and computer works created by staff and in some other cases (e.g. University-commissioned works). Generally the University does not claim ownership of other copyright works created by staff but instead claims a royalty-free non-exclusive licence to use them.
Please see the Intellectual Property Policy for more information.
A useful guide to the current default policies of publishers regarding copyright, use of pre- and post-prints etc is available at SHERPA.
Reference: Australian Copyright Council. Information Sheet: Assigning & Licensing Rights (G024v11). Retrieved from http://www.copyright.org.au/
Please see the following links for more information:
The Copyright Amendment (Moral Rights) Act 2000 amends the Copyright Act by providing two new "moral rights" for individual creators:
For more information please see the following Australian Copyright Council Information sheet: