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Friday Factoid – 1.17.14

The creators of certain works of visual arts retain during their lifetime moral rights relating to their works, even after they transfer ownership of the works. Moral rights include the right to claim authorship of the work, the right to prevent the distortion or mutilation of the original work, and the right to prevent use of the artist’s name either on a work the artist did not create or a work that has been distorted, mutilated, or modified so as to harm the artist’s reputation. Source: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/106A