Moral rights and their application in Australia: a book review

Rimmer, Matthew (2004) Moral rights and their application in Australia: a book review. Federal Law Review, 32(2), pp. 331-336.

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In Moral Rights and Their Application in Australia, Maree Sainsbury offers a summary of the new moral rights regime established in Australia in 2000. It is a decent guide and handbook to moral rights for legal practitioners, the authors of copyright work, and the users of copyright material. As the author notes: "The Australian moral rights legislation impacts on the rights and obligations of many people in diverse circumstances, from the creator of a highly unique work of art to the designer of a web site incorporating factual information or graphics which someone else has created. Any person creating or dealing with copyright material should be aware of the moral rights implications. This book provides a detailed analysis of the moral rights legislation, while stressing the fundamental provisions. It also provides some useful practical guidance for those who are affected, both in general terms and with respect to the more specific situations outlined above." Maree Sainsbury provides an enjoyable account of the history and nature of moral rights. She charts the romantic, Continental origins of moral rights, and explains their translation to countries, such as Australia and the United States.

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ID Code: 86810
Item Type: Review
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Group
ISSN: 1444-6928
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 The Author
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2015 04:05
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2015 04:05

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