Meaning of moral rights in English:

moral rights

plural noun

  • The right of an author or other creative artist to protect the integrity and ownership of their work.

    ‘The French Law of 1957 protects the author's moral rights in almost any creation.’
    • ‘The Berne Convention also explicitly gives moral rights to authors of copyright work, a principle written into UK law, through the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act.’
    • ‘In addition, copyright law confers certain moral rights including the right to be identified as the creator of a work and the right not to have that work altered detrimentally.’
    • ‘Artists attain moral rights by creating work, regardless of the purpose, form, or merit of the work.’
    • ‘If a copyright owner sells the copyright to someone else, moral rights in the work are still retained by the author.’