This precedent is a moral rights deed of consent.
Part IX of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (Act) provides for moral rights of performers and authors of literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works and cinematograph films. In section 189 of the Act, moral right is defined in relation to an author to mean a right:
· of attribution of authorship;
· not to have authorship falsely attributed; or
· of integrity of authorship.
Section 190 of the Act establishes that "only individuals have moral rights". This means that any consents in relation to moral rights should be with the author (as an individual) rather than with any company that an author may use to manage their creative endeavours.
This precedent has been authored for LexisNexis by Morris Averill, Solicitor, Averill Media Legal Services.
This document is precedents prepared with the assistance of Specialist Editor Jim Lennon, Special Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright.