Commentary

181.1 Literary, dramatic or musical work

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY vol 21(2) copyright
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181.1 Literary, dramatic or musical work

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181 Right to object to derogatory treatment of work

The author of a copyright literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, and the director of a copyright film, has the right in specified circumstances not to have his work subjected to derogatory treatment1. This is often known as the ‘integrity right’, since its intention is to protect the integrity of an author’s work.

The right extends to the treatment of parts of a work resulting from a previous treatment by a person other than the author or director, if those parts are attributed to, or are likely to be regarded as the

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