Definition of moral rights in English:

moral rights

plural noun

  • The right of an author or other creative artist to protect the integrity and ownership of their work.

    • ‘The French Law of 1957 protects the author's moral rights in almost any creation.’
    • ‘In addition, copyright law confers certain moral rights including the right to be identified as the creator of a work and the right not to have that work altered detrimentally.’
    • ‘The Berne Convention also explicitly gives moral rights to authors of copyright work, a principle written into UK law, through the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act.’
    • ‘Artists attain moral rights by creating work, regardless of the purpose, form, or merit of the work.’
    • ‘If a copyright owner sells the copyright to someone else, moral rights in the work are still retained by the author.’