The Lesser Known Subject of Moral Rights in Copyright Law

One famous and easy-to-visualize moral rights infringement lawsuit surrounds the Michael Snow
sculpture of geese attached to the ceiling of the Toronto Eaton Centre. In this
case, the Eaton Centre tied red ribbons around the necks of the sixty geese in Flight Stop as a
Christmas decoration. The artist, Michael Snow, was not aware of this alteration to his work
nor did he consent to it. Snow went to court and won. Click here for an article on moral rights in Canadian Copyright Law. Click here for an article on moral rights for film directors prepared for the Directors’ Guild of America.

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