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MGMT1601 Property Law Assignment
Academic Institution:
1.Moral rights and Copyright
Moral rights are economic rights of the author or the creator and are attributed to the work
done. The creator of the copyrighted work also holds moral rights. The main purpose for moral
rights is to safeguard the individual connection between creators of the work, even at the time
when the ownership or copyright of the work has been forfeited. Moral rights cannot be sold or
bought and cannot be transferred (Mathiesen, 2014). These are personal rights under the custody
of the creator and cannot be affected when the copyright is sold or transferred to another person;
this indicates that moral rights do not exist in copyright. In Abigail’s case, after selling her
copyright to Tom, she still has the moral rights in the print as explained.
1.Abigail’s rights to use her pseudonym on the prints?
Once selling the copyrights, she has no right to use any content of the print unless she seeks
permission from Tom. As explained earlier, she only has the right to attribution which is
included in the moral right. As the author, she has all the rights to demand right of attribution
where she is identified as the creator but not the owner. The pseudonym is part of the content
sold and cannot be used in any work again unless she asks permission from the current copyright
2.Do Abigail’s rights prevent Tom from using her prints in support of opposing a toxin-free
environment? Explain
As explained in the second paragraph, once the copyright is lost, the previous owner of the
prints has no right to prevent the new owner in using the content that was already sold. The
current owner, for instance, is at liberty to use the material without being prevented by Abigail
provided that he is within the law and guiding principles. Abigail might be having different
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