Authors, Attribution, and Integrity: Examining Moral Rights in the United States


A Symposium co-sponsored by
The United States Copyright Office and
The George Mason University School of Law
and its Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Proceedings to be published by the George Mason University Journal of International Commercial Law

Monday, April 18, 2016, in the Montpelier Room of the Madison Building of the Library of Congress, located at 101 Independence Avenue SE in Washington, D.C.

This symposium began a conversation about the role of moral rights protection in the United States. This day-long event brought together authors, scholars, and other stakeholders for a broad discussion of copyright issues related to moral rights. Topics included the historical development of moral rights, the value that authors place on moral rights generally and individual moral rights specifically, the various ways these rights are provided for under current law, and new considerations for the digital age. Further study of moral rights under U.S. copyright law was among the recommendations made by the Register of Copyrights in testimony before Congress last spring and was requested by the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee.

This event was open to the public. Requests for ADA accommodations were to be made five business days before the event at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

This event was filmed, and the video (including closed captioning) will be posted on this website at a later date.