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Authors’ rights in the US

NOTORIOUSLY, among those who follow these things at least, authors and performers have no right in the US to be identified as the creator of their work, nor to defend its integrity. (Unless, that is, they are the creator of a work of visual art in a signed and numbered edition of 250 copies or fewer made on a Tuesday.)

The US Copyright Office is consulting on this situation. Of course the International Federation of Journalists believes that journalists, and all authors and performers, should have enforceable, unwaivable "moral rights" worldwide. You can see the initial argument it put here (small PDF). A second round of response is due mid-month.