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Re: [OT] Droit d'auteur vs. free software?

Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet <galactus@stack.nl> writes:

> This approach means that authors will be forced to accept
> any kind of modifications, even those that directly go against
> their artistic wishes. The US system thinks this is OK since
> you got paid. The European system thinks this is not OK.

*Forced*?  Forced exactly *how*?  At gunpoint?  In the US, and in
Europe, a contract extracted at gunpoint is not valid.

If the European public really thinks that these rights are important,
then why would they be reluctant to sign contracts in which those
rights are preserved to the artist?

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