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The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators by Thomas A. Crowell Esq.

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APPENDIX F

A Comic Creator’s Guide to Moral Rights & The Visual Artists Rights Act

MORAL RIGHTS

Moral rights, sometimes referred to by the French name droit moral, are a collection of rights that allow the author of a work to have a say in how that work is used and whether it can be changed in any way.

Moral rights may include:

The author’s right to be credited for the artwork or to refuse to be credited.

The right of an author to prevent the artwork from being changed or altered in any way without the author’s permission.

The author’s right to determine how the artwork is shown.

The author’s right to receive royalties from the artwork.

The author’s right to stop the artwork from being exploited in any way that damages the author’s ...

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