Re: [OT] Droit d'auteur vs. free software?
Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> > Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > If I transfer my copyright, I can not stop you from harming
> > > my reputation. That's why the law has the extra provision that
> > > helps me protect my moral rights.
> > If I transfer my copyright to you, you can't (IMHO) damage my reputation
> > by doing silly things to my work. You can damage _your_ reputation by
> > doing that.
> People will think you made the silly modifications, and so
> your reputation is harmed. I am not required by law to say
> I modified the work if I bought the copyright from you.
Okay. But in the case of free software, the author _still_ does hold
the copyright. So the silly derived works must be marked as modified
(following the license). What extra protection is required?
> > This is _not_ a legal argument. It's a common sense argument.
> > Unfortunately some laws don't make sense.
> Indeed. So I guess the question is, do you want to pay
> any attention to laws that do not make sense?
> Are you
> worried about the (remote) possibility of free software
> authors accusing people of violating their moral rights
> to stop certain modifications?
If it applies to software, sure. But you won't find me arguing that
the extra protection is needed or good, as others have in this forum.