Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Rights of Paternity

I just wrote a review for Classical Review and am consequently having to sign Cambridge University Press's copyright form, to assign them my copyright, and look what I found in the small print:

Two 'moral rights' were conferred on authors by the UK Copyright Act in 1988. In the UK an author's 'right of paternity', the right to be properly credited whenever the work is published (or performed or broadcast), requires that this right is asserted in writing.

The right to be credited is a right of paternity? Is that, like, a patronymic? Like, whenever I go about the place, my surname constitutes 'proper credit' to my dad? Wow.

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