Prejudice to Honour or Reputation in Copyright Law
journal contributionposted on 29.10.2019 by Dennis Lim
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This article examines the author's right of integrity of authorship contained in the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), which is the right of an author to object to a 'derogatory treatment' of his or her work. A treatment of a work is derogatory if it is 'prejudicial to the author's honour or reputation'. No Australian court has decided upon an issue ofprejudice to honour or reputation yet. To reduce the uncertainty that currently surrounds the right of integrity, this article will thoroughly interpret the phrase 'prejudicial to the author's honour or reputation' and establish tests for determining whether a treatment is prejudicial to an author's honour or reputation