HarperCollins seeks the right morals

Most freelancers are familiar with the concept of moral rights: the right to claim authorship of their work, and the right to not have it distorted or “folded, spindled and mutilated” in such a way that it would damage the author’s reputation.

US publisher HarperCollins has recently started talking about morals of another kind. The company wants to be able to cancel your contract if you do something naughty. (Mind you, isn’t doing something naughty sometimes the starting point of a great piece?)

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Hat tip to Milan Davidovič.

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm by story board · · Tagged with: , ,

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