‘German BGH: The destruction of the work does not infringe the moral rights of the author’

German Federal Supreme Court’s decisions of 21 February 2019 (ref: I ZR 98/17, I ZR 99/17 and I ZR 15/18). Protection of moral rights in Germany, in particular the right to prohibit distortion of the work. Moral rights derived from copyright are not harmonized within the European Union. Rather, every EU member state has developed its own moral right concept under copyright law. But most EU countries have fairly similar moral right systems …” (more)

[Jan Bernd Nordemann and Laura Leidl, Kluwer Copyright Blog, 19 August]

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